Alyssa Wilmoth Keegan

Alyssa W.

Union City, NJ
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Theater Acting Lessons

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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Having both earned Masters Degrees from The Shakespeare Theatre Company's Academy for Classical Acting at George Washington University, Thomas K and Alyssa W combine for more than 25 years of professional theatrical experience. In 2017, they were named as two of "DC's 12 Stage Dynamos."

Alyssa should be familiar to most Washington theatre-goers, having recently appeared in Ford's Theatre's production of the Tony-nominated Broadway hit, Come From Away. That same year, she received the Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress in a Play, for her portrayal of the iconic Maggie the Cat, in Round House Theatre's production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. In 2017/18, Alyssa will appear in The Kennedy Center's World Premiere production of Digging Up Dessa, as well as the US Premiere of Botticelli In the Fire, at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company.

Most widely known for his portrayal of Ensign Baker in AMC's revolutionary war drama, TURN: Washington's Spies (available on Netflix), Thomas has been seen on HBO's VEEP, as well as CBS's Madam Secretary and Elementary. In the DC area, Thomas has recently appeared in Angels in America at Round House Theatre, Watch on the Rhine at Arena Stage, and The Death of a Salesman at Ford's Theatre, where he can be seen this winter, in the US Premiere of Timberlake Wertenbaker's Jefferson's Garden.

About Alyssa W.

I have been a professional actor since 2003 and have been working and living in the DC area for the last 7 years. I recently moved back to the NY area and am excited to continue building my career here.
I have been a proud member of Actors Equity Association since 2009. I have coached privately for over a decade and specialize in audition preperation for both undergraduate and graduate submissions, as well as upcoming productions. I am also an accomplished voice over artist and can facilitate the creation of your very own demo reel. Named one of D.C. 12 acting dynamos to watch in 2017 by the Washington Post.

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  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded Helen Hayes Award Winner Best Lead Actress in a Play from Theatre Washington
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reviews (7)

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Matt Apr 26, 2019
Acting · In studio

Alyssa is the best. I had a little less than a month to pick two contrasting monologues for an audition. Alyssa sent me a monologue that’s was absolutely amazing. Alyssa is patient, knowledgeable, and a ton of fun. Completely down to earth. (Judgment free zone). I would refer Alyssa to any and everybody. Amazing experience.

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Salien H. Mar 21, 2019
Acting · In home

First session was basically a meet and greet, and I must say, she's got a pretty awesome personality as well as a very open and free flow vibe.

Nicholas Jan 22, 2019
Acting · In studio

Alyssa is great. She has an in-depth knowledge of multiple teaching techniques that will help you improve as an actor. She is also extremely flexible and will tailor lessons to focus on what aspects of acting you wish to improve and what teaching methods help the most.

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Amazing B. Mar 11, 2018
Acting · In studio

The children had a wonderful experience as a beginner in acting. They were comfortable with her coaching style and looking forward to next week.

Dorea Jan 15, 2018
Acting · In studio

Alyssa is AWESOME! She coached me on an audition piece and her insight was invaluable. I booked the job and I'm sure it was in part because of the work we did together. She has a wonderful energy and a keen eye, and creates a safe, welcoming space to play and try new things. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a coach- whether you're new to acting or are already established.

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Thomas Jan 5, 2018
Acting · In studio

Alyssa has coached me on dozens of professional auditions, helping me refine and specify my work, and raising my preparedness to the highest levels. There is no one I trust more to help me improve, and the positivity she brings to the work room is contagious.

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Charlotte Nov 30, 2017
Acting · In home

Alyssa was extremely practiced and knew exactly how to help me strengthen my performance without ever making me feel like I had failed. She instructed me with incredible grace and efficiency, even given our close deadline. Even when I brought her material neither of us had seen before, she expertly found the best route to telling the story and maximizing the effect of the language.

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Experience

Vanity Fair
Jan 2019 - May 2019

Shakespeare Theater Company/American Conservatory Theater

George Osborn and 8 other various roles

How I Learned to Drive
Sep 2018 - Nov 2018

Roundhouse Theater

Lil'Bit

GLORIA
Jul 2018 - Sep 2018

Woolly Mammoth Theater

Gloria

Botticelli in the Fire
Feb 2018 - Apr 2018

Woolly Mammoth Theater

Clarice De Medici

Digging Up Dessa
Jan 2018 - Feb 2018

Kennedy Center

Esther

Numerous Playreading/Workshops
Jan 2015 - Oct 2017

Arena Stage

The Return
May 2017 - Jul 2017

Mosaic Theater

HER

Fickle: A Fancy French Farce
Jan 2017 - Mar 2017

Olney Theater

Come From Away
Aug 2016 - Oct 2016

Ford's Theater

Bonnie Harris

Cat on A Hot Tin Roof
Mar 2016 - May 2016

Roundhouse Theater

Maggie

Bad Dog
Aug 2015 - Oct 2015

Olney Theater

The Night Fairy
Aug 2014 - Oct 2014

Imagination Stage

Richard III
Jan 2014 - Mar 2014

Folger Theatre

Lady Anne

Late: A Cowboy Song
Nov 2013 - Jan 2014

No Rules Theater CO.

Red

Becky Shaw
Apr 2013 - Jun 2013

Roundhouse Theater

Susanah

Education

MFA
Sep 2010 - Jul 2011

Academy for Classical Acting

BFA Theater
Sep 1999 - Jun 2003

Western Michigan University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

CPR
Mar 2014

Roundhouse Theater

Certified Actor Combatant
May 2011

Society of American Fight Directors

Unarmed Rapier and Daggar Daggar Small Sword Double Handed Broad Sword Quarterstaff Long Sword

Awards

Helen Hayes Best Supporting Actress in a Musical Nomination
Apr 2017

Theatre Washington

Helen Hayes award Winner for Best Ensemble
Apr 2017

Theatre Washington

Helen Hayes Award Winner Best Lead Actress in a Play
Apr 2017

Theatre Washington

Affiliations

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
Feb 2012
The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop's (CHAW's) mission is to build community through the arts. It is a community-based, not-for-profit organization founded in 1972 by Sally Crowell and other community members who were interested in sharing their artistic expertise with children and adults. Arts instruction classes were held in several Capitol Hill churches until, in the late 1970's, the organization obtained the use of the old B.B. French School (545 Seventh St, SE) from the District of Columbia government.
Actors' Equity Association
Dec 2008
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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