Press

Echoes of Octavia by Michelle T. Johnson

“The high-energy Espinosa is fun to watch as the precocious Jessie.” Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem by Laurie Brooks

“As Tituba, who functions as the girls’ spiritual mentor, the charismatic Alisha Espinosa commands the stage with authority.” Robert Trussell, Kansas City Star

Henry V
CNY Shakespeare

“The cast is first rate bar none. Everyone, with the exception of Patrick McHugh as Henry V, plays multiple roles which add to the magic and excitement. Nick Barbato, Michael Barbour, Alisha Espinosa, Lauren Pisano, Todd Quick, and David R. Witanowski all shine with a relaxed confidence that immediately puts the audience in the palm of their collective hands.” David Lowenstein, Syracuse.com

The Liar by David Ives

Alisha [Espinosa] gives life to the shy [Lucrece], eliciting laughs, while also evoking the audience’s sympathies…” Lindsay Adams, KCMetropolis.org

Afflicted: Daughters of Salem by Laurie Brooks

“Espinosa as Tituba is a voice of reason and calm over the girls’ anxieties, so her eventual descent into hysteria is all the more gripping.” Karen Hauge, KCMetropolis.org

Much Ado About Nothing
KY Shakespeare Festival

"Newcomer Alisha Espinosa, the fair Hero...is beguiling in a role that could so easily lean toward the saccharine-ness of a slightly older Juliet. I’m excited to see her future performances this season." Melissa Chipman, Insider Louisville

Much Ado About Nothing
KY Shakespeare Festival

"Alisha Espinosa is delightful as Hero and well matched with Crystian Wiltshire’s Claudio. Giddy and enthralled in love, Espinosa and Wiltshire’s lovers are every bit as captivating in their love affair as well as in their apparent betrayal." Kate Barry, arts-louisville.com

A Crisis Called New York by Alisha Espinosa

“Espinosa is a deft writer and clearly has a good grasp on the psychological functioning of the age cohort she depicts.” Eleanor J. Bader, theasy.com

Richard II KY Shakespeare Festival

"Alisha Espinosa does well enough by Queen Isabela to make us see her as an underrated gem of a female character in the Shakespeare canon." Keith Waits, arts-louisville.com

Richard II KY Shakespeare Festival

"The fate of Richard’s Queen is, of course, somewhat tied to the King’s — but in a few powerful scenes, Alisha Espinosa reveals the Queen’s own fears and powers." Marty Rosen, leoweekly.com

Hamlet KY Shakespeare/StageOne

"But grief visibly settles on and spills out of Ophelia (Alisha Espinosa)... Early on, Espinosa, too, carries a youthful vitality that carries her when Hamlet breaks up with her and allows her to gather her pride. When she loses her father, however, the weight becomes too much for her. Espinosa’s portrayal of Ophelia’s moving demise marks a highlight." Elizabeth Kramer, 89.3 WFPL

Hamlet KY Shakespeare/StageOne

"Alisha Espinosa brings out innocence in her performance that is quickly broken by Hamlet’s madness, which makes her Ophelia’s tragic end all the more haunting." Kate Berry, arts-louisville.com