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Paul LaNave

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January 18, 2019


Paul LaNave is an actor based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a graduate of the University of Minnesota: Duluth (UMD) with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theatre: Acting Emphasis. 

Paul has worked with theatre companies across Minnesota, including Renegade Theater Company in Duluth, Pioneer Place Theatre Company in St. Cloud, and Park Square Theatre, Wonderlust Productions, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, Theatre Pro Rata, Public Theater of MN, Workhaus Collective, Market Garden Theatre, Sidecar Theatre, and Paper Crane Theatre in Minneapolis/Saint Paul. In addition, Paul was a principal cast member in the award-winning fourth season of the Minneapolis based web series Theater People, currently available to view on SeekaTV

For more, visit paullanave.wix.com/paul-lanave 


Acting Reel (Paul LaNave) - Theater People, Season 4

Much Ado About Nothing Performance Clip (Act II, Scene III)



  • UPCOMING: Theatre Pro Rata: Isaac's Eye (Feb 2019); Park Square Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (Mar-May 2019)
  • Park Square Theatre: Romeo & Juliet (2018); Walking Shadow Theatre Company: The Aliens, Marie Antoinette; Wonderlust Productions: Six Characters in Search of an Author (Park Square Th), Adoption Play Project (Staged Reading); Workhaus Collective: The Reagan YearsPublic Theater of Minnesota: Much Ado About NothingStage Of Fools: Last Days of Judas IscariotMarket Garden Theatre: Three Days of RainSidecar Theatre: This Is Our YouthRenegade Theater Company: RedCoronadoPioneer Place Theatre Company: ProofSame Time Next YearPaper Crane Theatre: O.I.N.K.UMD Theatre: Richard IIICoriolanaThree SistersIt's A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio PlayMedeaThe Miracle WorkerStage 2 Theatre: The Laramie Project;


  • Rough-Hewn Pictures: Theater People (Season 4), The Fringe (Screenplay development improv workshops & public reading), Currently Untitled Upcoming ProjectLondon Road Films: Just Coffee (Short Film); Minnesota Playlist: The Casting Process, Don't Hide Your Talent! (Advertisement/Short)


  • University of Minnesota: Duluth - BFA in Theatre: Acting Emphasis
  • Acting: Tom Isbell, William Payne, Ann Bergeron, Austin Jones
  • Directing: Lee Gundersheimer
  • Speech/Dialects: Kate Ufema
  • Stage Combat: Rick Sordelet (two-week workshop)


  • Dialects: American Stage Standard, British (RP & Cockney), New York, Irish, American Southern
  • Stage Combat: Basic Unarmed Combat, Basic Armed Combat (Foil Fencing, Rapier & Dagger)
  • Additional: Juggling (three balls), Fine Arts (sketching, drawing, painting), Working with IPA phonetic symbols, Billiards, Table-tennis

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