Audra Blaser is an acting teacher and coach based in Chicago, Illinois. She is an Adjunct Lecturer of Acting at Northwestern University, and has previously served as an Instructor of Acting at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has also guest lectured at Lake Forest College and Westminster College. Blaser holds a BFA in Acting from Carnegie Mellon University and an MA in Theatre from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
In addition to her teaching work, Blaser has over twenty-five years of professional experience in film, television, and theater. Her film and television credits include Bandidas (20th Century Fox), Wedding Daze (MGM), Suburban Girl (Image Entertainment), A Novel Romance (Independent), Law & Order (NBC), The Book of Daniel (NBC), Rules of Engagement (CBS), 3 lbs. (CBS), Sherri (Lifetime), numerous television pilots, and the lead role on the TBS show Lovebites. She has also appeared in many national commercial and print campaigns, including ads for Carnival Cruise Lines, Samsung, Sunsilk, and Miller Lite, to name a few. As a theatre actress, she has appeared most notably Off-Broadway at The Public Theater in New York City, and has held leading roles in the musicals Happy Days (directed by Garry Marshall) and The Toxic Avenger (directed by John Rando). She is a longstanding member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.
As an arts educator, Blaser devotes time to working with young people in the arts. To that end, she has served as a director/teacher for Boulder Valley School District (Boulder, CO), the Colorado Shakespeare Festival (Boulder, CO), Olive Tree Arts Network (Chicago, IL), Skyline Studios (Winnetka, IL), and The Winnetka Children’s Hour (Winnetka, IL). She is also the founder/director of Two Roads Theatre Project (Chicago, IL), where she offers group classes for students of all ages.