Lara Parmiani

Theatre-maker, performer, dramaturg. Artistic Director of LegalAliens Theatre.

Lara Parmiani is an actor, dramaturg, writer, facilitator and director. She is founder and Artistic Director of LegalAliens. She holds a MA in Dramaturgy from Universita’ Cattolica Milan. She trained as an actor both in her native Milan (Accademia Filodrammatici) and in London (Guildhall) and her extensive work includes physical theatre with Laboratorio Teatro Settimo (Seven at Thebes, Romeo and Juliet), modern classics (Sartres’ The flies, Teatro Filodrammatici, Poprygunya, Greenwich Playhouse), musicals (The King and I, BAC and Mad House, Old Red Lion), classics (Romeo and Juliet, Greenwich Playhouse) and devised pieces (World’s Wife, Prague Fringe, Knitting Pattern, Beautiful Confusion).

Credits with LegalAliens include: Neither here nor there, The Return, Kill Hill, Chaos, Poker Face, Migrations Harbour Europe, Closed Lands, and Things I Am Not.

Lara has collaborated dramaturgically on most of the shows produced by LegalAliens Theatre. She also leads LegalAliens' workshops for migrants and refugees and has devised and directed the community pieces The Box We Tick, Who Am I, Extracts from Genesis.

She is a founding member of Migrants in Theatre.

Outside theatre, Lara has appeared in films and TV series including Spectre, Berberian Sound Studio,Yours in Solidarity, Delivery, Nine Days of Hell. She also works as a voice over talent.

Lara Parmiani wearing a black top and holding out a banana in front her like a gun.
“You can’t do revolution on your own”: Lara Parmiani on the Migrant Woman Experience in British Theatre
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“You can’t do revolution on your own”: Lara Parmiani on the Migrant Woman Experience in British Theatre

19 July 2021

verity healey sits down with Italy-born, UK-based theatremaker Lara Parmiani to talk about the migrant woman experience in Britain and its representation, or lack thereof, on British stages.