Ally Sass is an actor and playwright who was born and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Ally has had a passion for acting and storytelling for as long as she can remember. This year, she was honored to have been made an Equity ensemble member of Open Hydrant Theater Company in the Bronx, where she earned her Equity contract performing as “Agnes” in The Shadow Box. Ally attended the University of Vermont, graduating with a B.A. in Theatre and English.
Her favorite roles include understudying Juliet in Vermont Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet, as well as “Emily” in Our Town at the Royal Tyler Theater in Vermont. She played the lead role of “Morgan” in the short independent film, Transit, directed by David Littlefield. She has written numerous one-act scripts, including The Parade which has been produced three times at different festivals, and most recently was translated and performed in Brazil by the company, Grupo Teatro Construcao.
What Ally aims to do is consistently portray female characters of depth and intelligence. While she is often drawn to Shakespeare and other classical works, she feels a strong urge to portray and also create influential modern women for the stage and screen. Characters such as “Rose” in Annie Baker’s The Flick and “Harper” in Angels in America are the types of female characters she aims to interpret as they possess a sharpness, intelligence, and emotional range that she feels she hones in on extremely well on stage and screen.