Welcome! I'm Laura Bernas. Originally from Buffalo, NY, I now work in Syracuse, NY and New Orleans, LA.
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.
Works In Progress from Building Company Theater: Re: Constructing America. I am currently directing this trans-media online show about what it means to be a modern American & changing the cycles of history.
See me in collaboration with the Cayuga Museum & Building Company Theater in Surface Tension a new play focusing on climate change & cultural imperialism #socialjusticeart
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.