Laurie Schroeder is a professional Equity actress living and working in Manhattan. Projects in her first two years in New York include the title role in ALCESTIS, Ismene in OEDIPUS AT COLONUS, various readings with MCC and The Lark, several film projects including LEAVING ASHLAND (LA International Short Film Festival), SLIPAWAY, and "The Investigators" for Court TV. In San Francisco, she focused primarily on new works and script development, playing at Theatreworks, Word for Word and The Magic Theatre.

Some of her favorite roles include : Psych, the psychological brain of an anxiety-stricken dancer in Faith Pilger's production THE STAGES OF BURNING directed by Andy Paris, The Woman in a European tour of DEATH OF A SALESMAN and The Queen in Terrence Mann's directorial turn at THE LOST COLONY on the outer banks of North Carolina. Laurie received her Masters in Classical Acting from The Central School of Speech and Drama in London and is a member of the classical theatre company The Handcart Ensemble. She is represented by Achilles Tsakaridis at Prestige Management in New York. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, Laurie earned her Bachelors degree in French and Kinesiology at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, before turning her gaze towards Europe where she lived and worked for three years as a Fulbright Teaching Fellow in Paris, a graduate student in London and a touring actress in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Laurie is currently on stage with the popular women's new works festival, Estrogenius, at The Manhattan Theatre Source, performing in the short comedy MADRIGAL IN BLACK AND WHITE. Tickets are available through Manhattan Theatre Source and performances run through October 11th. Staying close to her classical roots, Laurie is in rehearsal for her role as Arkadina in Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, directed by Adriana Baer. This innovative, provocative production will have four special performances November 7-9.

 

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