Our Company

Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare; Directed by David Pellegrini. [2003]

Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare; Directed by David Pellegrini. [2003]

The Unseam'd Shakespeare Company is a professional theatre company dedicated to rediscovering and reinventing classic and classically inspired plays for modern audiences and presenting these plays in artistically ambitious and innovative productions. The company provides tremendous opportunities for professional and developing artists, especially those from the Pittsburgh region, to create artistically ambitious work. The Company works to develop audiences who appreciate the power of original, thoughtful and visceral drama as well as the excitement of live theatre.

 

 

Our People 

Laura Smiley

Artistic Director & Executive Director
 

Laura is the Artistic and Executive Director, as well as a founding member of  Unseam’d Shakespeare Company which just completed its 20th year of productions. Along with acting and directing in the Pittsburgh area, she has taught acting, voice, and movement at many area universities. In addition to many roles with Unseam’d Shakespeare, Laura has performed for PPT, Starlight Productions, City Theatre, and her one-woman show, Building. She has directed for Bloomsburg University, Indiana University of PA, and Slippery Rock University as well as collaborations with the City Theatre, and the Pgh. Chamber Music Society and Living Images Arts in NYC. Formerly based in Washington D.C., she received her BFA in Acting from Catholic University, where she worked with the Shakespeare Theatre, Horizons Theatre, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Open Theatre. She received an MFA in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh. She is an Associate Professor at Slippery Rock University where she just celebrated her 10th year of teaching there. Currently, she is the Vice-Chair for the New Playwright’s Program for the Region 2 American College Theatre Festival.


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