My experience with Bag&Baggage can only be described as life changing. It is in this little theatre troupe in Hillsboro where I feed a strong and passionate drive to entertain, educate, and grow as an artist.
Lawrence Siulagi is a performer, director, playwright, sound designer, projection designer and music composer from San Diego where he pursued a Bachelors degree in the Dramatic Arts (directing emphasis) at San Diego State University; and film editing and marketing at the University of Southern California.
On stage Mr. Siulagi was recently in Bag&Baggage’s productions of Deathtrap (as Sidney Bruhl) and Romeo & Juliet/Layla & Majnun (as The Sayyid) and is proud to be an Associate Artist with the acting company. Previously he was in Portland Actors Ensemble’s production of Antony & Cleopatra (as Alexas) and Portland Opera’s Tosca (as Roberti). Other favorite stage roles include Iphigenia in Aulis (as Agamemnon), The Mikado (as The Mikado), Waiting for Godot (as Pozzo), and A Flea in Her Ear (as Carlos Homénides).
After college he founded Actors for Actors Theatre Co. where he directed and produced six plays—including the world premiere of Conversations With The Adversary by Mack Owen—in various San Diego playhouses. He taught drama and a Greek Acting workshop at San Diego Junior Theater. He produced and directed their Footlighters troupe at SDSU’s experimental theater in a night of one-acts.
When he’s not acting Lawrence is the resident sound designer for the Milagro Theatre where he designed recent shows Wolf At The Door (dir. R. Martinez) and Judge Torres (dir. M. Koshnevisan). He composed original music for three national touring shows as well as sound designs for shows in their last five seasons. Most recently he designed sound for Red (dir. S. Andrews) for Crave Theatre.
As a projection designer, his recent shows include Bell, Book and Candle (dir. S. Palmer/B&B); Óyé Oyá (dir: E. Fadul/Milagro); Not My Revolution (dir: L. Moldovan/Headwaters); and As You Like It or, Love In a Forest (dir: C. Greer/B&B) and The Island in Winter or, La Isla en Invierno (dir: S. Palmer/B&B).
As a playwright, he debuted his play Sea/Sick at Bag&Baggage’s SoloFest at The Vault Theatre.
When he’s not performing or designing he works as a web developer at Lewis & Clark College.