Katie Laris

Theatre Arts Department Co-Chair

Associate Professor, Acting and Directing 

Katie Laris

About Katie

Katie  is a stage director and an instructor of acting in The Theatre Arts Department at SBCC. Recent productions include Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Good KidsArsenic and Old Lace, Becky’s New Car, August: Osage County, Through the FireThe Solid Gold Cadillac, Twelve Angry Men, Love,Santa BarbaraMachinalThe SuicideMoonchildrenStirring the PotTwelve Angry Men,Over the TavernSeascapeThe PhysicistsThe Man Who Came to DinnerLola Goes to Roma,Gunfighter: A Gulf War ChronicleReal Women Have CurvesGhosts, Fortinbras and Baby with the Bathwater. Previously she directed Fuente OvejunaAll’s Well That Ends Well and The Birds in New York City and The TrialThe Ride Across Lake Constance and Danger Cave in Portland, Oregon. She also produced and wrote TV programs for Animal Planet, Discovery Health Channel and PBS. Katie received her B.A. in Theatre/Literature from Reed College and her M.F.A. in Theatre Directing from Columbia University.

Full CV



MFATheater Directing, Columbia University
BA, Theater/Literature, Reed College

Courses Taught 

TA 111: Beginning Acting
TA 112: Intermediate Acting A
TA 214: Advanced Acting
TA 215: Fundamentals of Directing 

Recent Work