Laura Kressly

Laura Kressly

theatre critic, producer, educator

  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

I'm a former actor that moved into producing and directing. After a career break spent working solely in education, I went back to the industry as a freelance theatre producer and independent theatre critic. I still teach part time in a secondary school in London as my "day job".

I moved from the US to the UK in 2004 and am a UK permanent resident. I have a BA in Theatre Performance from NYC drama school Marymount Manhattan College and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter.

Work History

freelance theatre producer - various

Jan 2015 - Present

freelance copywriter - various creative businesses

Feb 2014 - Present

theatre critic - The Play's the Thing UK, Remotegoat, everything theatre

Aug 2013 - Present

Drama teacher and teaching assistant - London schools

Apr 2011 - Present

theatre producer - River Productions

Nov 2009 - Mar 2014

freelance actor - various locations

Sep 2006 - Nov 2010


Shakespeare Performance - MFA - University of Exeter

Sep 2004 - Aug 2006

Theatre Performance - BA - Marymount Manhattan College

Sep 2000 - May 2004


  • Copy Writing
  • Report Writing
  • Assistant Directing
  • Directing
  • Live Performance
  • Producing
  • Shakespeare
  • Teaching
  • Theatre
  • theatre criticism
  • theatre producing
  • theatre reviewing