Laura Shink, MFA

Assistant Professor, Theatre

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Laura has worked extensively as an actress for over 20 years, where she has had the opportunity to focus mainly on new work. She has originated two roles for award-winning playwright, Theresa Rebeck in her plays Mauritius and The Nest, as well as originating 13 others for their World Premiere productions. She has also participated in the development of new plays with The Lark, New Dramatists, Theatre Masters, Women’s Project & Productions, Playwright’s Collective, Huntington Theatre and the Denver Center’s New Play Summit, working with the likes of Itamar Moses, Wendy MacLeod, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Wesley Savick, Amanda Peet, and Theresa Rebeck among others. Off-Broadway she appeared in the NY Premiere of John Kolvenbach’s Love Song, directed by the playwright, and has appeared in numerous Boston Premiere productions. Laura teaches Acting, Advanced Scene Study, Voice & Movement, Audition Technique and Professional Development at Suffolk University. She has been awarded the Elliot Norton Outstanding Actress Award, Improper Bostonian's Best Female Performance 2012, and in 2019, shared the Elliot Norton Outstanding Production Award for the Boston Premiere of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe. Laura received her MFA from Brandeis University, BFA from Concordia University, and also completed a three-year intensive acting program at John Abbott College.


  • MFA, Brandeis University
  • BFA, Concordia University
  • 3 year professional training program, John Abbott College
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    Tuesday 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (in person)
    Thursday 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. (in person)
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Courses Taught

  • CI 151 Finding Your Creative Voice
  • THETR 100 Theatre Practicum: Performance
  • THETR 129 Acting
  • THETR 200 Theatre Practicum: Performance
  • THETR 291 Professional Development
  • THETR 323 Audition Training
  • THETR 329 Acting II
  • THETR 425 Advanced Scene Study