Laini’s current news
Catch Laini as the onstage stagehand with Yellow Tree Theatre for their upcoming production of Flowers For The Room directed by Jason Peterson (February 1st - March 3rd)
Then, see Laini on stage in the reimagined Mikado with the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company directed by Rick Shiomi (March 15th - April 7th)
Born and raised in the Twin Cities, Laini is still proud to call this great (but cold) state her home. She has been seen on local stages performing in campy musicals to Shakespeare and drama, farces and melodramas to opera. Credits include work with Children's Theatre Company, MN Opera, Minnesota Centennial Showboat, Theatre in the Round, The National Theatre for Children, the Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, Public Theatre of MN, and The Phipps. A sometimes stage manager and stagehand, she has also worked with Yellow Tree Theatre (upcoming), Theatre Latté Da, Four Humors, Ten Thousand Things, and Theatre Unbound. Laini also loves theatre for young audiences and working with kids; She is teaching artist, youth theatre director, and the Education Program Director for Mill City Summer Opera. She studied theatre at the University of Minnesota and holds a degree in Theatre Performance and Creation. In what little free time she has, you will probably find her drinking a pot of coffee, knitting and watching Gilmore Girls with her cat Mitzi.