Meet Laura Vogels and I Squeezed Really Hard

Name: Laura Vogels

Where are you creating theatre? 
The Wild Project

Tell us about your current project? 
I am producing a show called I Squeezed Really Hard. In it Anthony Misiano serves up a series of painfully funny, progressively more shocking stories about a turbulent childhood and the modern broken home. A journey as raw as it is intangibly universal, Misiano’s fearless, fast-paced storytelling takes us down an engrossing, hilarious and honest autobiographical road that makes us laugh at our darkest moments, and question what exactly we define as family. An unafraid comedy set in a simpler, more aggressive time known commonly as, the 90’s.

What continues to inspire your art? 
The capacity of theatre to entertain and elevate. I believe our stories create our reality. They have the power to deepen our connection to each other, heal the past, and serve a better tomorrow. We are what we consume. So I am passionate about bringing exquisitely crafted high quality stories that feed the mind, thrill the body and elevate the soul to the stage and screen. Any advice for your peers?Follow your heart and be of service. We can’t do this alone- All boats rise with the tide. And don’t forget to have fun along the way!

What’s next for you? 
I have another potential project on the horizon- but it’s a little hush hush at the moment. More to be revealed later.

Laura is the founder of the Vogels Creative, where she helps individuals and businesses express their brands authentically and provides creative direction & producing services for film, theatre and photoshoots. Laura has worked as a producer, director, AD and a myriad of other roles for over 20 films/theatrical projects and is honored to champion Anthony’s story. She views storytelling as a powerful tool for healing, creating empathy and connection and that the stories we consume determine the quality of our reality. Her production branch is called Her goal is to entertain & elevate. As an actress, Laura studied at top London schools Italia Conti Academy, RADA and LAMDA. She has worked on stage in both Europe and the US. From Off-Broadway theaters like the Rattlestick Theatre to working in independent film with companies like Audacity Innovative, on TV, and in Voice Over, Laura loves every part of the creative process.

Show Info

September 17-19 & 23-26
The Wild Project | 195 E 3rd St. NYC $25

Published by malinism

Malini is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. She's served the theatre in many aspects of which she's very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist and most recently writer/monologist. She received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. In 2003, Malini and her husband, Ian, created Black Henna Productions with a handful of innovative artists. Every member of the company collaborates on every piece, either writing, acting, directing, designing, or filling any other role that fit their own personal skills with a commitment to bring new, exciting, and challenging theatre to the world. She is an associate member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women. Malini received the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York in 2008. She is also a Person of Godspell which ran at Circle in the Square on Broadway from 2011-2012.

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