Alanah Parkin (they/them) is a queer, nonbinary, and neurodivergent actor, singer, and improviser based on Boon Wurrung Country. Their credits include the lead role of Bailey, a nonbinary teenager, in ‘Still Me,’ which screened at Florence Queer Festival and featured both on ABC News Breakfast and in YouTube’s official 2022 Mardi Gras playlist.
Other screen credits include Damsel in ‘Blackwood,’ the lead role of Elaine in ‘The Weeping Woman,’ the supporting role of Lina the Castle Builder in the upcoming feature ‘Residence,’ and supporting roles in award-winning short films ‘Him,’ ‘In Darkness,’ and ‘The Grand Scheme.’
Alanah’s theatre credits include ‘The Platform Collaboration’ and ‘The Ribcage Collective’ (La Mama); ‘BABECITY Hotline’ (Melbourne Fringe); ‘Junior Detective Collective: The Mystery of the Golden Scoop’ (Adelaide Fringe); ‘Love, Loss, and What I Wore’ (The Butterfly Club); ‘Write Your Own Story’ and ‘Three is a Magic Number’ (Melbourne International Comedy Festival); ‘The Closet Project’ and ‘Piper’ (Theatre Works); and ‘The Breaths in Between’ (Missing Persons).
Alanah is a member of the core ensemble at Playhouse Pantomimes, regularly presenting original musical adaptations of beloved children’s classics. Highlights with the company include Alice in ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ Stepsister Eugenie in ‘Cinderella,’ Mole in ‘The Wind in the Willows,’ Grandma in ‘Little Red Riding Hood,’ and Carabosse in ‘Sleeping Beauty.’
As an improviser, Alanah performs long-form on the house team VHS at The Improv Conspiracy’s Harold Night, and short form with The Big HOO-HAA!
Alanah holds a BA (Theatre Studies and Creative Writing) from the University of Melbourne, and has trained in contemporary voice with Martine Halliday, classical voice with Samantha U’ren, improv comedy at The Improv Conspiracy and Impromptunes, and acting at Howard Fine Acting Studio.
Alanah is represented by Brendan Jelley at Random Management.