Laura Giannarelli

 (juh-nuh-REL-ee)
SAG-AFTRA • AEA         

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

    


All Save One
with Lawrence Redmond at the
Washington Stage Guild.

Also at the Stage Guild, Laura most recently directed Widowers’ Houses.

Laura directed The Workroom for George Washington University, and directed both the 2015 and 2016 editions of It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play for the Guild.

Other directing assignments include In Praise of Love, The Old Masters, Dante’s Inferno, Village Wooing and Faith Healer.
Post review Lesson From Aloes
on "A Lesson From Aloes"
Laura played the She-Ancient and the Serpent
in Stage Guild’s Back to Methuselah series.

"...played with scene stealing gusto
by Laura Giannarelli..."
—Metro Weekly

Our review:

Laura also played Lady Bracknell in The Importance of Being Earnest at Annapolis Shakespeare Company (below).

Laura as Lady Bracknell.

An actor and narrator based in Washington D.C., Laura has narrated nearly 1,000 audio books to date for the Library of Congress (with hundreds more engineered and edited). Titles narrated include the Alexander Scourby Award-winning Little House on the Prairie series (she narrated Wilder's "newest" title, 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, and the Woman in The Unexpected Man.
  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.  
  As former chair of the local Equity Liaison committee for Actors' Equity Association, Laura helped local theaters and actors further their understanding of how Equity operates. Laura is also a proud member of SAG-AFTRA.

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