Laura Ames Mittelstaedt

Instructor of Theatre Arts, Interlochen Arts Academy

M.F.A., Acting, Pennsylvania State University; B.A., Theatre Performance, Rhode Island College

Laura's professional acting credits include Proof (Catherine) at New Paltz Summer Repertory, A Mid-Summer Night's Dream (Helena) and King Lear (Regan) and As you Like It (Phebe) at Illinois Shakespeare Festival, and Romeo and Juliet (Juliet) with the Trinity Repertory Summer Shakespeare Project in Providence, Rhode Island. Chicago credits include work with TimeLine Theatre Company and Chicago Dramatists. Laura is an Artistic Associate and founding member of the Interlochen Shakespeare Festival where she directed the 2014 production of The Tempest and has played roles including Kate in Taming of the Shrew and Portia in The Merchant of Venice.