Laura Giannarelli

SAG-AFTRA • AEA         

"...can deliver a sly silent glance or a raucous laugh with equal aplomb..."
—Brad Hathaway, the Hill Rag


Laura directed the Washington Stage Guild's 2019-2020 hit season opener Candida. Laura also directed Michael Hollinger’s Ghost-Writer for Quotidian Theatre in April of 2019 here. Laura was nominated for a Broadway World Washington, DC Award in the category of ‘Best Direction, Small Professional Theatre’ for her work on Ghost-Writer.

Other directing assignments included: In Praise of Love, The Old Masters, Dante’s Inferno, Village Wooing, Widowers’ Houses and both the 2015 and 2016 editions of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play for the Stage Guild; Faith Healer and A Lesson from Aloes for Quotidian Theatre.
Laura played the She-Ancient and the Serpent
in Stage Guild’s Back to Methuselah series.

"Mrs. Brummett is masterfully portrayed by WSG veteran actor Laura Giannarelli. Returning to the role from last season’s See Rock City, she plays the hardscrabble and tough-as-nails Ma Brummett with a salty edge that hides a vulnerable heart."

—DC Theater Scene


Ghost Writer

An actor and narrator based in Washington D.C., Laura has narrated nearly 1,000 audio books to date for the Library of Congress. Titles narrated include the Alexander Scourby Award-winning Little House on the Prairie series (and the unabridged Pioneer Girl). She has travelled throughout the U.S. giving workshops and lectures on recording for the L.O.C.
As actor, Laura 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; played the role of Mrs. Pearce in the Stage Guild's Pygmalion; and Elizabeth in the critically acclaimed Angel Street at Olney Theatre in Maryland. Laura played Amalia in Motti Lerner's Pangs of the Messiah at Theatre J.
  Currently the President of the Washington Stage Guild’s board, Laura is a founding 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, the Woman in The Unexpected Man and the Serpent in Back To Methuselah.
  Laura is a narrating coach for Tunarelli sharing her expertise in coaching sessions before and during the studio recording process, giving direction to those preparing for v-o and specifically the audio book business.  
  Laura is a former chair of the local Equity Liaison committee for Actors' Equity Association, and a proud member of AEA and SAG-AFTRA.

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