Hi! My name is Laura L. Watson, and I want to welcome YOU to my webpage.
I am a professional, full time artist of many media based in North Central Texas, but have started to branch into other markets. Though I never sit still for very long, I always find my way home to Texas.
As an actor, I honestly have not found a role, a type, a theatre, or a media I don't like. I am particularly drawn to playing against my looks (playing the villain instead of the damsel in distress for example), and I ADORE opportunities to play multiple characters in the same production. I have recently explored my vocal range and have discovered a total of 20 distinct voices (not counting accents) that I am continuing to develop. I say with great pride and joy that I am a character actor.
In addition to acting, I am a professional swimming mermaid, swim instructor, volunteer for the Christian ROCK station, and I do entertainment at children's birthday parties (usually as a princess. Oh the glitter...)
Prior to turning to acting in March 2009, I was a Christian missionary and lived in 7 countries. You never really retire from missions, but I no longer pursue it as my full time career. While I was a missionary, I was working as a theatre writer/director, teacher, medical assistant... the list goes on.
I hold degrees in History, Journalism and Theatre from the University of North Texas and also studied at Circle in the Square in New York (the only accredited program in a Broadway theatre.) I speak 5 languages, and I've held every job under the sun NOT in food service. But I'm a great tipper because I'm feeding into my karma bank. We all know that at some point, I will probably wait tables.
I am always looking for work- in any of the fields I listed above, and like to think myself as a great resource for finding that which YOU need. I have a lot of contacts- both in the arts and entertainment industry and in other places- and have helped from casting to props to research. Not because I have or know everything but because of the various hats I wear, I have quite an eclectic network on which to pull from. "You have not because you ask not." There is no question I am afraid to ask, and I have lived an amazing adventure so far because of this principal.
A Soap Box:
Can I just point out the extra L. in my name? It's not there for decoration or because today is sponsored by the letter L- it's my name. Do NOT ever credit me as Laura Watson. I will yell at you.
Yes, I'm a Christian. Yes, I'm from Texas. Yes, I have blonde hair. Make no assumptions.
Finally, I am a chameleon. I have more than one look. I am more than one type. I have more than one voice. I have a variety of walks and postures. Type cast me all you want, I enjoy working. But, if you're really brave, you'll give me a chance to show you EVERYTHING I've got, plus some new stuff I just want to try out. I like to call it... acting. And sometimes I call it writing... and directing... and dancing... It's what being an artist/creator/dreamer is all about. Give me a chance!