Laura Valpey

Laura Valpey

Laura Valpey is an actor, improviser, flying trapeze artist and coach, teaching artist, and playwright! Her
background is rooted in Improvisational Theater. While studying at the University of Washington School
of Drama, she concurrently trained for three years with the improv theater company Unexpected Productions at The Market Theater in Seattle. She has been a performer, show co-creator, and...
Laura Valpey is an actor, improviser, flying trapeze artist and coach, teaching artist, and playwright! Her
background is rooted in Improvisational Theater. While studying at the University of Washington School
of Drama, she concurrently trained for three years with the improv theater company Unexpected Productions at The Market Theater in Seattle. She has been a performer, show co-creator, and teaching artist with Freestyle Repertory Theatre, an arts-in-education improv theater company in NYC, since 2001. Laura began playwriting in 2018 and her compilation of short plays, collectively titled "Where's the Baby?! (Parenting in Pieces)", received a staged reading at The Barrow Group in March, 2019. Two of these pieces have recently been selected as finalists in short play festivals. She is a regular playwright/cast member of "Write Away", a monthly (virtual) show co-produced by Synergy Theater and Freestyle Repertory Theatre where writers are given just 45 minutes to write a brand new play based on audience suggestions. Laura studies playwriting with Arlene Hutton at The Barrow Group. She also teaches and performs Flying Trapeze at Trapeze School New York and is Mom to 2 young children.
After all, life is a circus.

Plays

  • WHERE'S THE BABY?! (Parenting in Pieces)
    Barely. Keeping it. Together.
    In Seven Short Plays.
    Bound together by the
    Ups and downs,
    Hopes and dreams, and
    Fears and failures of
    Parenting.
  • Where's the Baby?!
    Wallowing post-breakup, BELLA just wants to binge watch TV and stay home with her "dates" Ben & Jerry. Armed with a little black dress and a whole lotta tough love, GLORIA refuses to let Bella bail on Girls Night Out.
  • SUCKER-PUNCH
    A young actor is hired to be a costumed superhero at a kid's
    4th birthday party, but the kid's dad is disgruntled
    by the actor's lack of commitment to character. Will Super-Dad save the world from future
    birthday bombs? Or will the Future itself foil his efforts?
    And will someone please cut the cake already?