Ms. Laura Smiley
Assistant Professor
Acting, Directing, Voice & Movement,
Dramatic Literature, Shakespeare

Laura Smiley
- Laura is the artistic director as well as a founding member of Unseam’d Shakespeare Company. 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. Formerly based in Washington D.C., she received her BFA in Acting from Catholic University, where she worked with the Shakespeare Theatre, Horizons Theatre, Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and Open Theatre. She received an MFA in Acting from the University of Pittsburgh.