Laura Pierce

Improvisation, Scene Study

Ms. Pierce is an actor, director and teacher who has directed numerous productions at Off and Off-Off Broadway theatres. Recent theatre work includes: the role of Ma in Beggars in the House of Plenty directed by Tom Oppenheim and performances with Gerritt Graham’s improvisation troupe, The Resident Company. Recent film work includes: Dead Dog starring Jeremy Sisto and Mino Details starring Peter Sarsgaard. Laura has worked with Camp Broadway, moderating question and answer sessions with Broadway actors and directors such as Kevin Spacey, James Naughton, and David Suchet. Laura graduated summa cum laude from Stony Brook University, where she received the John Gassner Dramaturgy Award. She holds an MFA in Directing and is a graduate of the New Actors Workshop where she had the great fortune to study improvisation for years with Paul Sills, the son of Viola Spolin. She has a BFA from NYU/Tisch and is a proud member of the Voice and Speech Trainer’ Association (VASTA), SAG, AEA, and AFTRA.

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