Alyssa Maldonado originated from the suburbs of Chicago before taking a brief sojourn in Ames, Iowa as she attended Iowa State University to get a B.A. in Performing Arts and Psychology. While there, Alyssa discovered her organizational skills and love of spreadsheets had her well-suited for a career in Stage Management. She first came to Strawdog for their production of Pillars of the Community and quickly returned for Masque Macabre and The Effect. Being asked officially to join the Ensemble was a goal she was ecstatic to meet during the summer of 2020.
Alyssa has also had the pleasure of working with Raven Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Drury Lane, as well assisting with theater summer camps for Story Theater Company. When not giving line notes or organizing props, you can find her taking road trips to visit friends, sampling Chicago’s many burger joints, or wishing she was giving line notes and organizing props. Alyssa strongly believes that if there is a will to do art, there is a way to do art and is so impressed with how this city and especially Strawdog are able to prove that as the world changes.