Biography

LAURA LATTUADA – ACTOR/SINGER/MC

Laura Lattuada has been working as a professional actor and teacher after graduating from University of Melbourne in 1988. She has a Masters in Drama in Education and has also worked as a drama Lecturer, theatre director and co-writer. Laura has worked for MTC, STC in both Sydney and Adelaide, Melbourne Workers Theatre, Red Stitch, The Malthouse, La Mama, Theatreworks, Areana Theatre, Doppio Teatro, Belvoir St. Theatre and the Victorian Art Centre. T.V. work includes;Winners & Loosers, Stingers, Good Guys/Bad Guys and Halifax as well short films SBS. In 1996 and 97, Laura was nominated for a Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role in Playbox’s production of ‘Emma- Celebrazione’. Extensive work for both ABC Radio National and RETE Italia has gained her radio experience and exposure through a variety of roles. Laura’s directorial credits include; ‘Boy Pussy’ for the Brisbane Powerhouse, ‘Princess Smarty-Pants’ for the Victorian Arts Center and numerous school productions. Laura has also worked as an MC throughout Melbourne and Italy and as a professional performer in London and Italy after being a successful recipient of Australian Council Individual Development funding.

THEATRE CREDITS

MTC, Lawler Theatre: Islamophilia“, Malthouse Theatre: ‘Tis pity she’s a whore’, ‘Emma- Celebrazione’, ‘Miracles’, MTC: ‘Two brothers’, ‘Mad Forest’, Red Stitch: Trejas Verdes’ La Mama: Salonika Bound’, ‘The Drought’, , Belvoir St Theatre: ‘Love and Magic in Mamma’s Kitchen’, Hubcap Productions: ‘Dust’, Melbourne Workers Theatre: Dusting our Knees’, ‘ The Aftermath’, ‘The Ballad of Lois Ryan’, ‘Last Drinks’,  Griffin Theatre: ‘Dr. Akar’s Women’, Vic Arts Centre: ‘Cafe Rebetika’, ‘A Nose is a Nose is a Nose’, ‘Princess Smarty Pants & Cupid’,  Theatreworks: ‘Seven days Ten Years’, ‘Full House- No Vacancies’ , Comeart Fo Productions: ‘Six characters in Search of an Author’,  Gasworks & STC : ‘Emma- Celebrazione’, Tide Productions/Trades Hall: ‘Bloodsisters’, Doppio Teatro: ‘Pulcinella’, ‘A Nuptial Feast’ Gateway Productions: ‘Ladies Night’, Comedy Festival: ‘Duck’, ‘I don’t get paid enough to find Dead Bodies’, Athenaeum Theatre: ‘Opa’, Theatre Royal- Chess- The Musical’, Victoria State Opera– ‘Carmen’, Shakespeare Australia/Botanical Gardens: ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’, ‘ Much Ado About Nothing’.

TELEVISION

‘Winners & Losers’, Neighbours’, ‘Greeks on the Roof’, ‘Shock Jock’, ‘Eugene Sandler’, ‘Stingers’, ‘Good Guys, Bad Guys’, ‘Halifax’,  ‘Mission Top Secret’.

FILM

‘The Sound of One hand Clapping’ (Richard Flanagan), ‘The merchant of Fairness’ (Clandestine Prod) ‘Life’ (Laurence Johnston), ‘Antonio’s Angel’ (Polly Watkins), Dino, where you been? (SBS) ‘Bread’ (Nicolina Caia).

RADIO

 ‘Gina’s Hen’s Night’ (ABC), ‘Final Flings’ (ABC), ‘One foot Behind’ (ABC), A vintage manifesto’ (ABC), ‘I don’t get paid enough to find dead bodies’ (ABC), ‘Avanti’ (ABC).

WRITTEN WORKS

‘I don’t get paid enough to find dead bodies’ (Melb Comedy Festival), ‘Princess Smartypants & Cupid’ (Vic Arts Centre), ‘DIVA’ (Italian Film Festival),

OVERSEAS WORK

‘Rocky Horror Show’,  ‘Cinderella’, ‘Pericolosamente’ (Italy)

AWARDS

Nomination for a Green Room award for Best Actress in a Lead Role (1996 – Emma- Celebrazione), Australia Council Individual Development/Travel award, Australia Council Touring Grant/Award for ‘I don’t get paid enough to find dead bodies’.