Laurabeth has had a varied and wonderfully fun acting career. She was the original, hyperactive Moll in Jordan Harrison’s “Kid Simple”. She played Iggi Smick: a smarmy, slang-throwing, cigar-smoking businessman in The New York Summer Play Festival's “Millicent Scowlorthy” at Theatre Row. She was a puppeteer who played a horse, a shell-shocked 9 year-old French child and World I nurse on the battlefield in Lincoln Center Theatre and National Theatre's National Tour of “War Horse”. In the film “The Sounding", (due for release March 3rd, 2017) she was a patient in a psychiatric hospital (playing opposite lead Catherine Eaton). She was the lead in the one and only Jewish “Klezmer Nutcracker" production. And she even got to play a romantic lead in director (Keep The Change) Rachel Israel’s “Prodigy".
Laurabeth was a Theatre Arts major at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. She did her acting work in a number of original productions at the Perishable Theater; a blackbox theater in downtown Providence. While in college, she studied classical Shakespeare in London. After graduation, she studied Clown, Mime, Commedia Dell'Arte and Acrobatics at the legendary Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre's Professional Training Program. After finishing the Dell’Arte training program she was invited to join their professional troupe and performed with them in their touring production of "The Golden State", directed by Michael Fields. The diversity of her training experiences have contributed to a broad and deep range from which to draw in her work.
Laurabeth has a trained singing voice and a background in dance and movement. She loves languages and can easily learn most accents. Performing in Spanish and English, she has narrated many audiobooks, including the steamy Passion in Pittsburgh series, and the short novella, Mi Memoria De La Muerte.
In Manhattan, she has performed in numerous productions, including performances at The Public Theater, Primary Stages, and New Georges.
Laurabeth lives in New York City with her husband, Nick Rapaz, a portrait photographer, and their two adorable cats, Ellie and Penny.