Welcome! I'm Laura Bernas. Originally from Buffalo, NY, I now work in NYC and Syracuse, NY.
I'm a creative goofball with a penchant for magically realistic plays, devised theater, and fearless acting. I love new plays, reimagined classics, and dynamic screen dramedies. I'm a huge nerd with an eye for sophisticated elegance. Think Beanie Feldstein meets Kate Winslet...I am that love child.
I hold a MFA in Acting from the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in England and have trained at the Moscow Art Theatre School and Sarah Lawrence College.
Working across multiple mediums while collaborating with international companies forms the cornerstone of my career.
Building Company Theater is BACK! Presenting Apprentice: White House a fast-paced, devised piece of political street theater with clowning, improv, and more! Catch us on the #streets.
See me as Calliope in the BOVTS MFA Acting class' final production: PERICLES! Now streaming until November 30th on Youtube!
A new Building Company Theater work Immigration Dialogue presents @ SALTspace June 12th-16th! See devised theater, mixed media, and mask come to life in this challenge to create theater contributing positively to the ongoing dialogue on immigration.