Laurel Andersen (she/they) is an NYC-based actor, singer, director, playwright, and sometimes-songwriter.
Originally from the Los Angeles area (she 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.)
returns for Season 2!
WHAT'S ON NOW
Artistic Associate at Match: Lit
Cast member (in rotating rep) of The Drunk Texts (formerly Drunk Restoration Comedy)
Member of The Fled Collective
KATRINA in SLEEPY HOLLOW: THE MUSICAL at the Players Theatre
THE BAKER'S WIFE in INTO THE WOODS at Playhouse on Park/Connecticut Shakespeare Festival
PUCK/BOTTOM/LYSANDER/DEMETRIUS in SHAKESPEARE 4 KIDS: DREAM SCHEME at Playhouse on Park/Connecticut Shakespeare Festival
Laurel's short play, SIX AUTUMNS ON THE HUDSON, has been named a Finalist in Full Circle Players' New Play Festival (which received a public online reading with the company in May of 2021). SIX AUTUMNS was also named a Finalist in The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Bake Off (2020), and had a public developmental reading with Infinite Variety Productions (2021).
Laurel's one-act play GREEN GLASS DREAMS had a virtual workshop production with SPIT AND VIGOR on March 5th, 8pm EST.
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.