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  Actress, Singer-Songwriter



Laura NIEVES, 
(she/her/hers), is an award winning NYC-based actor and singer-songwriter (under the name Oh, Elis).  After graduating from Emerson College's BFA Acting program, she spent her summer working with members of theater companies, La Puerta Estrecha and La Zaranda, in Madrid, Spain.  She has since had the privilege of studying in NYC with CayMichael Patten, Seth Barrish, Terry Schreiber, Lenard Petit, the Upright Citizens Brigade, and is an alum of the Labyrinth Theater Company's Summer Intensive.
Her debut solo show, You Hold a Pole Everyday, won for Outstanding Performance of a Solo Show at The 2018 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity and was nominated for a NY Innovative Theater Award for Outstanding Performance of a Solo Show in 2019. Some of her proudest experiences have been founding and hosting The Hang, a  platform where artists formed bands, shared original works in progress, and found community, teaching improv to youth in public schools, and becoming a cat lover/owner (5 years and going strong), having grown up with dogs. 


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