Laura Perrotta

 

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 In most reasonably large towns in the United States and Europe, you can find on some important public square or street, a professional theater.  And so, in various quiet neighborhoods in these towns, you can usually also find some rather quiet individuals, the actors who work regularly in that theater, individuals whose daily lives center around lawns and cars and cooking and shopping and occasionally the athletic events of children , but who surprisingly at night put on the robes of kings and wizards, witches and queens, and for their particular community temporarily embody the darkest needs and loftiest hopes of the human species.

The actor's role in the community is quite unlike anyone else's.  Businessmen, for example don't take their clothes off or cry in front of strangers in the course of their work.  Actors do.


From, "Why I Call Myself a Socialist" by Wallace Shawn.


Laura Perrotta is a native New Yorker who is currently based out of Cleveland where she has been a member of Great Lakes Theater Festival for more than a decade.