Laura Giannarelli will direct Simon Gray's The Old Masters at the Washington Stage Guild in D.C. this winter and Brian Friel's Faith Healer at Quotidian Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland next spring.
Recently, she directed Dante's Inferno and the critically acclaimed Village Wooing by G.B. Shaw ("...is a gem..."-Wash. Post) at the Stage Guild.
Laura is a long-time actor in Washington, a founding member and made her professional directorial debut with the Washington Stage Guild. She is also narrator of over 850 books for the Library of Congress (the recipient of an Alexander Scourby Award for narrating children's literature, reading the Little House on the Prairie series). She is celebrating her 36rd year of narrating Talking Books for the LOC.
As actor, Laura also played Sister Aloysius in Doubt for Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre; toured with the Kennedy Center in a play for young people about Russian Jewish immigrants, Dreams in the Golden Country; and played Amalia in Motti Lerner’s Pangs of the Messiah at DC’s Theatre J. Laura recently played the role of Elizabeth in the critically acclaimed Angel Street at Olney Theatre in Olney, Maryland.
Currently the President of the Stage Guild’s Board, Laura is a founding Stage Guild company member, where she has appeared in more than 30 plays since 1986, most recently as Mrs. Pierce in Pygmalion. Favorite roles in past seasons with the Guild include Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Teresa in The Memory of Water, Mademoiselle in An Empty Plate
in the Café du Grand Boeuf, Mercy Lott
in Humble Boy, and the Woman in The Unexpected Man. Laura received a Mary Goldwater award from DC’s Theatre Lobby for her stage work.
A narrator of over 850 books for the Library of Congress, Laura received
an Alexander Scourby Award for narrating children's literature, reading the
Little House on the Prairie series. She is celebrating her 36th year of narrating Talking Books for the LOC.
As the vocal coach for Tunarelli Sound and Design, Laura shares her expertise
in coaching sessions before and during the recording process, giving direction to those preparing for voice-over and specifically the audio book business.
Laura is the area liaison for Actors' Equity Association ("AEA") and a member
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