Laura Giannarelli is currently directing Brian Friel's Faith Healer at Quotidian Theatre in Bethesda, Maryland which opens April 25th. She just finished playing the Serpent and Frances Barnabas in the first installment of an ambitious three-year presentation of George Bernard Shaw's Back To Methuselah, and also directed Simon Gray's The Old Masters, both at the Washington Stage Guild in D.C. Other directing assignments include Dante's Inferno and the critically acclaimed Village Wooing ("...a gem"-Wash. Post) also both 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 celebrating her 35th year of narrating audio books for the Library of Congress with over 850 titles recorded, including the Alexander Scourby Award-winning the Little House on the Prairie series.
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 Mrs. Pearce in the Stage Guild's Pygmalion, 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. 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.
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 AEA and a member
Washington Stage Guild on their love for
George Bernard Shaw
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