Designed by Clay Teunis Laura Giannarelli Stage Guild audio book coach actor audio book voiceover coach demo voice-over
(juh-nuh-REL-ee) SAG-AFTRA • AEA
"...can deliver a sly silent glance or a raucous laugh with equal aplomb..."
—Brad Hathaway, the Hill Rag
It's a Wondeful Life,directed by Laura Giannarelli
Laura most recently directed a new translation of Jean-Claude Grumberg’s The Workroom for George Washington University's Dept. of Theater & Dance – now playing.
At the Stage Guild, Laura most recently directed Widowers’ Houses.
She played the She-Ancient and the Serpent in Stage Guild’s Back to Methuselah, Part III and directed both the 2015 and 2016 editions of It’s a Wonderful Life:
A Live Radio Play
the Guild (see above)
Laura also played Lady Bracknell
in The Importance of Being Earnest
at Annapolis Shakespeare Company.
And played Muriel in
Michael Hollinger's Tiny Island and the Oracle in Shaw's Back To Methuselah
Other directing assignments include In Praise of Love, The Old Masters, Dante’s Inferno, Village Wooing and Faith Healer.
An actor and narrator based in Washington D.C., Laura has narrated nearly 1,000 audio books to date for the Library of Congress (with hundreds more engineered and edited). Titles narrated include the Alexander Scourby Award-winning Little House on the Prairie series (she narrated Wilder's "newest" title, the unabridged Pioneer Girl). As actor, Laura played Sister Aloysius in Doubt for Baltimore’s Everyman Theatre; toured with the Kennedy Center in a play for young people about Russian Jewish immigrants, Dreams in the Golden Country; played the role of Mrs. Pearce in the Stage Guild's Pygmalion; and Elizabeth in the critically acclaimed Angel Street at Olney Theatre in Maryland. Laura played Amalia in Motti Lerner's Pangs of the Messiah at Theatre J.
Currently the President of the Stage Guild’s Board, Laura is a founding company member, where she has appeared in more than 30 plays since 1986.
Favorite roles in past seasons with the Guild include Lady Chiltern in An Ideal Husband, Teresa in The Memory of Water, Mademoiselle in An Empty Plate in the Café du Grand Boeuf, Mercy Lott in Humble Boy, and the Woman in The Unexpected Man.
Laura is a narrating coach for Tunarelli sharing her expertise in coaching sessions before and during the studio recording process, giving direction to those preparing for v-o and specifically the audio book business.
As former chair of the local Equity Liaison committee for Actors' Equity Association, she helped local theaters and actors further their understanding of how Equity operates. Laura isa proud member of SAG-AFTRA.
Laura Giannarelli Actress Narrator Voiceover Talent Books on Tape Gianarelli Giannarelli Janarelli, Jiannarelli Recorded Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Library of Congress Washington Stage Guild Kennedy Center Olney Catholic University Washington DC Washington, DC Italian translation British accent Italian accent George Bernard Shaw Web page authored by Clay Teunis