Alejandra Ospina provides velvet-voiced audio description.— The New Yorker (March 2023)
Alejandra Ospina (she/they) is a first-generation native New Yorker with roots in Colombia.
She has been active for many years in advocacy and performance projects locally and beyond.
In her youth, she was a founding member of the Fearless Theater Company in NYC, performing with Itzhak Perlman at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in Claire’s Broom Detective Agency: The Mystery of the Missing Violin.
In recent years, she has had the opportunity to re-engage with the stage, and recently performed in DARK DISABLED STORIES (which ran from March 9th to April 9th) at The Public Theater (via The Bushwick Starr).
Alejandra was a member of the inaugural cohort of the Theatre for All intensive program for emerging actors with disabilities at the Queens Theatre (2018). She has since performed in several projects via Queens Theatre (including a summer 2020 staging of Emily Driver’s Great Race Through Time and Space!), as well as through its partnership with the Phamaly Theatre Company in Colorado.
In 2022, Alejandra joined the Theatre for All Advisory Board.
She has previously trained and performed in physically integrated dance work (Infinity Dance Theater, Heidi Latsky Dance, ZCO Dance Project).
She sings when she can with the Peace of Heart Choir, and sometimes with other folks, too.
She works regularly as a media access provider on a variety of projects, for which she might create content as an audio describer, translator, or closed caption provider.
Alejandra is the Program Coordinator for Dark Room Ballet with Krishna Washburn, an ongoing educational program that prioritizes the needs of blind and visually impaired dance students at introductory and advanced levels.
She is also pursuing narration and voiceover projects, and can be heard as the primary narrator for the audiobook version of Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the 21st Century (Edited by Alice Wong, Vintage Books, 2020).
Places I have been before:
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Flickr, Tumblr (sometimes) and even a bit of TikTok. I have also loved and lived in Second Life.
I recently joinedMastodon
Something worth sharing:
Alejandra will be continuing audio description projects throughout the spring and summer — stay tuned!