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Laurie Jill Strickland, Creative Producer and Founder of Grayce Productions.

Laurie Jill Strickland, Creative Producer and Founder of Grayce Productions.

Laurie is the recipient of a special arts and humanities award by the First Lady, Michelle Obama for her shows and education work with the works of Charles Huffman Dickens.

Laurie is the recipient of a special arts and humanities award by the First Lady, Michelle Obama for her shows and education work with the works of Charles Huffman Dickens.

 

Laurie Jill Strickland "is a world renown, visionaryartist who creates an enduring legacy of what is possible. Shows across mediums from film, television, fashion and theatre that are innovative, stunning , meaningful, and prosperous."

Laurie has been awarded many arts and humanities awards for women in film and theatre through being a featured artist with Fractured Atlas in New York. You can learn more about her body of work here.

An award-winning, accomplished global actress, visionary producer/director, singer, writer, poet , humanitarian, educator based in New York City and London and anywhere a compelling story needs to be told, in whatever medium.

Her latest production, A New York Carol, Everyone’s Carol, has proven its power to transform and inspire the hearts and souls of audiences everywhere by presenting the original classic text and humanitarian message of Charles Dickens’ beloved A Christmas Carol through a re imagined presentation free of the conventional bonds of period and place to truly become Everyone’s Carol.

A professional film, tv and theater artist and storyteller with over 20 years of credits in film, television, fashion, live events, and the stage, Ms Strickland has been widely praised by critics and peers for her playful and inventive performances, as well as her chameleon-like voice acting, and her many accomplishments as an educator and collaborator.

She holds multiple degrees, including an MFA in acting from the National Theater Conservatory in Denver, and a BA in Theatre from Kennesaw State University, with an emphasis in classical theatre, solo performance and storytelling. Ms Strickland has been a member of both the Tony Award winning Denver Center Theatre Company, and the Alliance Theatre Company. She has graced film and television screens alike with her performances in indie standouts like “Outisde, Looking In,” television hits like “As The World Turns,” and “What Will You Do?” and as a memorable voice in numerous commercials and cartoons.

In addition to her passion for performing and creating shows, Ms Strickland is a worldwide leader of educational outreach and humanitarian efforts in the arts through the lens of the works of Charles Dickens.

She is the Arts and Cultural Minister to the Royal Burma Society in London, and a member of the Dickens Fellowship Worldwide. Her performance poem, “Chysalis” was featured in the London celebration of the United Nations’ Day of the Girl Child.

Laurie Strickland is also the recipient of a Macy’s Foundation grant to develop her educational program about Charles Dickens and his Carol called, Your Stories Matter currently taught in both London and New York, and is pointed squarely at becoming a world-wide theatre education program.

Laurie's solo show, "Down by the Water: Images of Ophelia" will be making it's New York premiere this fall.

Laurie is currently working in collaboration with Fractured Atlas on a new film/series.

Laurie was awarded a 2016-2017 screenplay writing fellowship in Provence France for a new film and television project in development

Laurie was a featured speaker at the Dickens Society 21st Annual Symposium: “Adapting Dickens” at Iceland University, Reykjavik  about her innovative work of adapting Charles Dickens works for stage, film and theatre. She was also awarded a Dickens Arts Residency at Nes Arts Residency in Iceland.

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