WHAT'S ON NOW
Laurel Andersen (they/them) is an NYC-based queer and nonbinary actor, playwright, and sometimes-songwriter.
Originally from the Los Angeles area (they grew up in the South Bay!), Laurel's work (both regionally and with young NYC theatre companies!) encompasses both reimaginings/repurposings of classical texts (often to center women and queer people), & the development of new work. As an actor, Laurel is trained in both classical and musical theatre; they play guitar, ukulele, some piano, and a mean egg shaker. They are a proud resident artist at the Fled Collective (where they're a recurring player in the SERIALS program); Match: Lit, and the Drunk Texts (formerly Drunk Restoration Comedy).
Laurel is a self-described genre nerd who loves fantasy and historical fiction -- especially when it is inclusive of queer people. They're also a huge sap for stories about friendship, love and the magic in everyday things. And cats. (Cats are definitely magical.)
Laurel played Julie D'Aubigny in the January 2023 sold-out premiere run of LADIES' LADY, a new comedy musical!
Laurel is a recurring cast member at SERIALS, an ongoing serialized short play competition where audience members vote for their favorite stories to continue in future "episodes!"
March 2024 -- we are moving to our new home at the Tank! Click the image above for tickets!
Laurel's fantasy-romance play TAM LIN received a workshop production with Barefoot Shakespeare in October of 2022.
Laurel's play SIX AUTUMNS ON THE HUDSON has been adapted into a chamber opera, which had its world premiere in Philadelphia in October of 2023!
DEAD ENDERS SEASON 2
All episodes available to stream now!
Laurel returns as queer cultural anthropologist JODIE in this award-winning comedy web series about an unlikely group of friends surviving the zombie apocalypse.
Season 1 was filmed remotely over Zoom -- Season 2 expands the story's scale and scope and brings the action IN-PERSON!
Learn more at: dead-enders.com.