Larissa Lury(Actor/Director) played the acrobatic Athena in the Loft's Spring 2006 production of The Odyssey. Her favorite roles include Anne Frank in a National Tour of The Story of Anne Frank, and Uncle Vanya's Sonya in a workshop production in NYC. This past year, she was given an AREA Award for Project Development from chashama for her Porch Plays.
She is a former gymnast and often uses that training in her theatre projects. She has also adapted and directed non-fiction pieces, including a one-woman show from the words of writer Sandra Cisneros, and And Still I Rise: Eva Jefferson Patterson, about the San Francisco-based coalition builder.
With collaborator, Emily Conbere, she recently she formed The Unknown Productions. Together they created the award-winning one-minute movie: BLOW, and the (longer) short ForWard. They currently have a documentary and a play in development. She is a member of Epic Repertory Theatre Company, and received a B.S. in Theatre from Northwestern University.