Aja Nisenson is an award-winning, internationally recognized actor/ comedian/ singer/ playwright originating from New Jersey. She earned a B.A. in Theater Arts with a Capstone in Playwriting at Brown University. A trained pop, jazz and opera singer, Aja has sung with renowned musicians in venues all around Italy.
Aja’s one-woman show, Piccola Cosi, about her experience as a jazz singer in Bologna, Italy, received critical acclaim and had sold out runs at the Triad Theater, soloNOVA Arts Festival and the New York International Fringe Festival. Her solo show, Daja Vu, a french cabaret gone awry, received rave reviews in the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival and the Flute Bar Gramercy. Aja’s most recent solo show, My Life Is A Woody Allen Film premiered in the 2013 Estrogenius Festival, had sold-out runs at the Cornelia Street Cafe and was awarded “Best Cabaret” and “Best Musical Direction” in the 2014 United Solo Theatre Festival on Theatre Row 42nd Street. Aja was the recipient of the 2007 Weston Award for Acting, a 2009 Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Fellow, Guest Artist at the 2010 Eugene O’Neill Cabaret Conference, and a scholarship recipient for the 2013 VT Jazz Center Summer Conference.