BKLYN GRL is an independent production company that develops and produces Film, TV, and Interactive Multi-Platform Experiences. Founded by Alba in 2021.
Alba Rosa Albanese is an American actress born in Brooklyn, New York to Brazilian and Italian parents. She speaks several languages and has a multi-cultural heritage. She works in film, television, and theater.
Alba is also known professionally as Ava Lee Scott, a performance artist and creator in theater, and immersive theater experiences with emerging technology.
Alba is a graduate of the Sanford Meisner Conservatory programs in New York City. She trained with William Esper 2001-2004, Maggie Flanigan 2007-2010, and Terry Knickerbocker 2020-2021. She also trained classical theater with Alec Baldwin at South Hampton College and at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, Shakespeare at The New School in New York, and at the Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum with Ellen Geer in Los Angeles.
In her first stage performance, The New York Times wrote “Alba is a Slithering Siren as The Red Queen.”
Alba’s first television experience was in New York Undercover. She’s been acting and performing stunts since 1996. Some notable TV Shows and Films are; NBC’s Law & Order: Criminal Intent, AMC’s Dietland, Amazon’s The Tick, Netflix’s The Good Cop, FBI Most Wanted, Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah, Joss Whedon‘s The Avengers, Tony Scott‘s The Taking of Pelham 123, Michael Cuesta‘s Tell Tale, The Shoemaker and in Showtime’s Billions.
Alba created several theatre experiences, she performed for Film Festivals around the country, including Tribeca Film Festival, Future of Storytelling Summit, North Bend Film Festival in Twin Peaks, and Lincoln Center’s New York Film Festival. In addition to acting in Films and Television, and creating and writing shows, she also wrote and performed her character in the Off-Broadway show, Sleep No More 2011-2019, She wrote the book and lyrics and performed in the off-Broadway immersive musical Serenade.
In 2017, Alba co-founded Actors Theater of NYC, a creative home for diverse artists to write, develop, perform and produce original work.
In 2018, Alba created a multi-platform experience, where the viewer follows the narrative alongside the different storytelling platforms, which includes Theatre, a Television Series, and the latest in Interactive Emerging Technology.
When Alba is not creating or performing, you can find her roaming the halls of the MOMA, having a picnic in Prospect Park, or walking along the Hudson River. Alba lives in Brooklyn, New York.
The New York Times interview
After the show, I spoke with Ava Lee Scott, its writer-director, about the appeal of this fluid and interactive 19th-century performance style. “It comes down to a longing for human contact,” she said. “Today, everything is dehumanized by technology. We miss the intimacy of the Gilded Age — a handwritten letter, flowers at the door, giving a lock of hair, looking into someone’s eyes, feeling a human touch. There is a void today, and people want connections. We want storytelling and poetry in our lives.”