Laurel Andersen (they/them) is an NYC-based actor, singer, director, playwright, and sometimes-songwriter.
Originally from the Los Angeles area (they grew up in the South Bay!), Laurel's work with young NYC theatre companies (including Turn to Flesh Productions; Isle of Shoals; Match: Lit; Barefoot Shakespeare; Company of Fools; Infinite Variety Productions; the Tank; Everyday Inferno Theatre Company; Occupy Verona, etc) encompasses both reimaginings/repurposings of classical texts (often to center women and queer people), & the development of new work.
Laurel is a self-described genre nerd who loves fantasy and historical fiction -- especially when it is inclusive of queer folx. They're also a huge sap for stories about friendship, love and the magic in everyday things. And cats. (Cats are definitely magical.)
WHAT'S ON NOW
returns for Season 2!
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.
Robespierre in THE TRAGICAL HISTORIE OF MAXIMILIEN ROBESPIERRE by Jacob Marx Rice (Workshop, The Fled Collective)
Vera Claythorne in AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie (The Players Theatre)
Artistic Associate at Match: Lit
Cast member (in rotating rep) of The Drunk Texts (formerly Drunk Restoration Comedy)
Member of The Fled Collective