Laura Scott Braibish (1994), Actor/Director/Educator
Laura Scott Braibish has acted and directed professionally in California, Oregon, Missouri, Kentucky, Arizona and Japan. Additionally she has taught at SOU’s Center for Shakespeare Studies, University of Louisville, Western Oregon University, Pima Community College, Chemeketa Community College, Yokota High School, and has been a guest artist and lecturer at numerous colleges and universities.
Her acting accomplishments include Judy Turner in "A Chorus Line," Queen Aggravaine in "Once Upon a Mattress," Amanda in "The Glass Menagerie," Miss Casewell in "The Mousetrap," Eliza in "Look Homeward Angel," Alma in "Summer and Smoke," Ursula in "Much Ado About Nothing," Die Alte in "A Bright Room Called Day," Julia in "The Rivals," Arry Gibbs in "Mornings at Seven," and roles in television commercials, music videos and industrial films.
She has directed throughout the country and in Japan and won awards from the Far East Drama Association for her productions of "Tom Jones" and "I Never Saw Another Butterfly." Her other directing credits include "Fiddler on the Roof," "Antigone," "The Wizard of Oz," "The Miracle Worker," "Oklahoma," "Bye Bye Birdie," "Once Upon a Mattress," "The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940’s," "Happy Daze," and "The Wiz."
Laura received an MFA in acting from the University of Louisville (1998) and an MAT with endorsements in theatre and language arts from Western Oregon University (2008). She is currently the theatre arts teacher at Corvallis High School in Corvallis, Oregon.