“The truest example of who a person is can be seen in what they put out into the world. I firmly believe that everything given, be it a tangible object, a word, an energy, an emotion, is representative of who we are and what we value as human beings. If you are an artist, it is often a complex combination of all those things. What we, as artists, put forth into the world can have the greatest impact on someone else’s life, so make that impact worth leaving.”
Laura Uzarski is an actor and writer who lives in Grand Rapids, MI. There, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Theatre from Aquinas College, and has since immersed herself in the world of theatre. Although she must work in the corporate world by day, at night she is free to live out her dreams of creativity and expression in the Grand Rapids theatre community. As an actor, she has been involved in several plays and musicals, and although she auditions regularly for the larger theatres in the area, her true passions lie with the small, self-started theatre companies. As a writer, she has had several short plays produced by the Stark Turn Players, and was honored to have her first full length play, Draw Me Out, produced and performed to sold-out audiences at the Dog Story Theater, which she now considers her second home. Just over a year ago, Laura also discovered the comedy scene in Grand Rapids, and became involved in a sketch comedy group called Late Night Grand Rapids, along with several stand-up comedians and actors from GR. They perform monthly and regularly collaborate with the No Outlet Improv Troupe. Laura finds that true joy comes when you surround yourself with the passions that fuel your spirit and drive you to always find new challenges.