Little y is a not-for-profit multi-award winning film and theatre company committed to exploring the power and complexity of marginalized women by starting with the question... y?
Since 2010 we have produced 11 plays, toured 3, been nominated for 16 awards and won 7; including a grant to tour Scent Tales around Western Australia. We have produced a webseries, pilot and short film since establishing our Film department in 2014. We are currently in the development phase to a musical and feature film and in post-production for a pilot.
In theatre, our passion is to mix the reality of every day living with the surreal world of the imagination to create truly inspired pieces of theatre. In film, we zealously pursue truth, sexy imagery and relatability to create moving entertainment.
Little y Theatre Company was founded in 2010 by Mischa Ipp, Georgia King and Alexis Davis who's life was tragically cut short after months of collaboration and years of friendship. After 5 successful years producing and performing work for Little y in Perth, Georgia left the company to pursue new creative and producing opportunities, while Mischa continues to lead the company in New York City and internationally. In 2014 Little y FILM was established.
We are currently based in New York City.
We create and perform in Alexis’ honour.
Mischa is Artistic Director and Executive Producer at Little y. She was nominated for Outstanding Writing and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy for Then That Happened at the LA Webfest in 2017. As one of the producers, devisers and actors of Scent Tales, Mischa won Best Production at The Blue Room Theatre Awards and an Achievement in the Arts award from Artshub. After a sell-out season, Scent Tales was awarded a grant to tour through Western Australia. Mischa won Best Actor for the film The Debt at the PAC Screen Awards, which was also nominated for Best Film at the WA Screen Awards.
She is a graduate of Stella Adler Studio of Acting and has acted in over 50 theatre, film, television, music video, voice over and commercial projects. She has produced over 20 films and 11 plays. She has directed, edited and written a variety of plays and films and is currently writing her first feature film and her first musical with the composer, Daniel Rufolo. Mischa has also been awarded many grants to pursue her acting and continue producing.
Heloise is an actor, a writer and sometimes a filmmaker and has been with Little y since 2013.
She is a graduate of the Stella Adler Studio of acting, and holds an MFA in Playwriting from Brooklyn College under the supervision of Mac Wellman, Anne Washburn, and Erin Courtney. She is also Lecoq-trained and has a BA in English and drama studies.
She enjoys working across the board, in theatre, film and television. She has a soft spot for physically told narratives on stage, and indie films.
She works and lives in NY where she has performed and has been produced at several venues including, The Fringe Festival (The Office of Dead Letters), Dixon Place, the Flea, the Bushwick Starr, and JACK on several occasions.
She also works closely with the NY + MT collective, Messenger Theatre company and Midnight Radio Show.
Heloise also works in Europe, most specifically in the UK and France.
She is a double recipient for the Himan Brown award ( 2014 and 2015 ) and the Truman Capote literary trust award ( 2013)