Laurel Koerner


  • M.F.A., Acting, California Institute of the Arts
  • M.A., Theater, Bowling Green State University
  • B.A., Fine Art and Graphic Design, Dordt College

Professional Background

  • Director of Theater, Tabor College (current)
  • Assistant Professor of Theater, Tabor College (current)
  • Various theater and film projects in Los Angeles, Calif., (ongoing)
  • Instructor of Acting, California Institute of the Arts
  • Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts, Dordt College
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Theater & Film, Bowling Green State University

Recognitions & Awards

  • Hope Scholar Grant Recipient, 2014, for new play development in El Salvador
  • Selected Films, 2013, CineRail Film Festival, Paris, France

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Theater
  • Acting I
  • Acting II
  • Directing
  • Fine Arts Appreciation
  • Acting the Song


  • Koerner, L. (2014, July). “Physical Storytelling: Articulate communication for the young actor,” International Music Camp [workshop instructor].
  • Koerner, L. (2013, March). “Auditioning: Grad School and Professional Preparation for Undergraduate Actors,” Austin College Theatre Workshop Weekend.

Current professional projects

  • Writing and Directing: Radio Venceremos Project
  • Acting: Camille Claudel: A Story, written by Erin Shaver, directed by Joel Daavid