skidmore theater faculty

Laura Menzie

Visiting Lecturer

M.F.A., University of HoustonB.A., Clark University
Society of American Fight Directors: Certified in unarmed, single sword, and rapier/dagger

Courses taught:

  • Introduction to Theater


Laura Menzie is an Actor, Educator, and Theatre Maker. She has studied at the Uta Hagen Institute, the Terry Knickerbocker Studio, the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at the Accademia Dell’arte. She was also part of a collaborative devising ensemble in Querétaro Mexico with Icaro Teatro in 2013 and 2014 and a year-long writing and devising team for Modern Chalk Circle, a modern re-telling of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Laura’s core training has been in Shakespeare and some favorite roles include Juliet, Ophelia, Beatrice, the Dutchess of York, as well as the titular role of Tartuffe at the Queens Theatre in NYC. She is passionate about helping students find their own way into dramatic material and about reimagining “traditional” theatre texts.




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