Alina Phelan has been involved in theatre for over 18 years.
She is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts, and
a founding member of the improv group Those Meddling Kids,
which has performed in Los Angeles, Arizona, and Edinburgh
throughout the last 7 years.
She worked at Dreamworks on the animated feature Shrek 2 as
assistant to the directors, as well as contributing various
voices to the film. Currently she is working on the feature
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as assistant to the director.
As well as being involved in the development of the script,
casting, and rehearsing, she is also heavily involved in post-production
Theatre is her first love, especially the classics. As an
actor she has played Hamlet, which earned her a Garland Award
for best performance as well as best production in 2003. Other
favorite roles include Lady Macbeth, Masha in The Seagull,
Miranda in The Tempest, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Celia in
As You Like It, among others. A huge fan of the classics,
she is also quite fond of bringing new and experimental theatre
to light. One of her favorite roles was playing Little B in
the Los Angeles hit Yellow Flesh/Alabaster Rose, in which
she portrayed a girl who thought she was the Icelandic singer
She has been a member of Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood since
1999 and has performed in, written, and directed over 13 plays
in that time. She directed Regret, Women Are the Weaker Sex,
and Trust Fund Rebels in NOTE's Late Night series. She co-directed
Drift with Phil Ward. She plans to direct Three Sisters this
year, by one of her favorite playwrights, Anton Chekhov. It
has been a lifelong goal to capture the humor, realism, and
complexity of his well written characters.