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Laura Leininger

Laura Leininger One of Brigit Saint Brigit´s (BSB) longest-standing company members, Laura Leininger first performed with the company in The Cherry Orchard and since then regularly has undertaken leading or supporting roles with wit, perceptiveness and skill. Her imaginative acting talent is evidenced in a partial list of her work with BSB: the rapaciously inept Mae in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the comically sinister Mag in Martin McDonagh´s The Beauty Queen of Leenane, nosey-parker Chick in Crimes of the Heart, an earthy and ironic Mistress Quickly in Henry IV, Part 1, the tongue-in-cheek touchstone Julia in The Rivals, 19th-century heroine Mina Harker in Dracula, an intense and courageous Emilia in Othello, the serenely-lovely Jane Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, a terrifyingly-strange Weird Sister in Macbeth, the delicate survivor Maire in Brian Friel´s Translations and a heartbreakingly courageous Eugene O´Neill heroine in the title role of Anna Christie. Leininger´s acting training began at Connecticut College and continued when she became a recipient of the Strasberg Scholarship at the Strasberg Theatre Institute. She completed her formal theatrical education with a stint at the Eugene O´Neill National Theatre Institute.