Laurel Andersen
she/they
New York, NY
LAUREL ANDERSEN (she/they) is an NYC-based queer theatre artist who works frequently with heightened text and music.
Biography

LAUREL ANDERSEN (she/they) is an NYC-based queer theatre artist who works frequently with heightened text and music. 

Plays

by Laurel Andersen

Susie M. Barstow and Edith Wilkinson Cook, two very different painters of the Hudson school -- and fast friends -- take a canoe trip to Pollopel (soon to be Bannerman) Island every Autumn from 1858 to 1902.* What will they discover about themselves -- and about each other -- over long years of friendship, art, and paddling through rough water towards the reward of the elusive island?

Cast:
Susie M Barstow (20s-60s, She/her) painter of the Hudson School. Brash, adventurous, covers insecurity and restlessness with bravado; outdoorsy; athletic; imaginative. A prolific artist. ; Edith Wilkinson Cook (20s-60s, She/her) painter of the Hudson School. Introspective, empathetic, deeply loving; shy outside of her relationship with Susie; gentle, but ultimately not without backbone. *While the play is inspired by two real women and their friendship, this is a work of historical fiction, and some creative license has been taken.

Successes

SIX AUTUMNS ON THE HUDSON 

Finalist, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Bake Off, 2020 (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival)