Dorothy Grace Laity
While pantomime and comedy are her specialist areas and first love, Dorothy has also performed in a wide variety of other disciplines at home and abroad for over 30 years. Highlights have included playing as Colin in Mother Goose, Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream, Griffon in Alice the Musical and Yvette in 'Allo, 'Allo.
Favourite work in other disciplines has included working as a presenter/journalist with the Talking Newspapers Network, as well as various productions in TIE, street theatre, accessible Shakespeare and many others.
She is also proud to be a member of the Irish Equity Executive since Mar 2017.
Now sharing the majority of her professional time across Ireland, Northern Ireland & Southwest UK she continues to work as a freelance actor, voice artist and technician, with a sideline in promoting visibility and greater equality for performers with disabilities. In 2014 she was featured in the film portion of the multi-discipline "The Body Love Project" in a segment on life in the industry for performers with disabilities.
She has designed a completely accessible theatre (complete with theatre gardens) and aspires to build it someday.
She lives in County Westmeath with her Actor/Magician husband (Christophe Lombardi) and her assistance dog, Emma. They share their home with rescue cats and chickens, as well as two fish - Plato and Aristotle. In her limited spare-time, she plays in a competitive knitting group on ravelry and is a member of ICA.