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Lawrence Biederman

Larry Biederman
Assistant Professor
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Biography

Larry Biederman is known to audiences in Los Angeles for his critically acclaimed productions including Eric Overmyer’sDark Rapture at the Evidence Room, the World Premiere of Sheila Callaghan’s Crumble at LATC, as well as work at theBlack Dahlia, Theatre of NOTE, and the Road Theatre, with the death metal L.A. premiere of Mickey Birnbaum’s Big Death and Little Death.

Biederman spent seven seasons at San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater, on the artistic staff and directing in their M.F.A. program where he was also Associate Director. Bay Area work includes Peter Barnes' Red Noses, named one of the year's 10 best productions, and the acclaimed West Coast premiere of Constance Congdon’s No Mercy, which he directed again for the 24th Street Theatre in L.A.

Prior to his post at CSUN, Biederman has taught acting and directing, both privately and for many reputable training programs throughout the country, from the Williamstown Theatre Festival to the Old Globe, and locally at Cal State Fullerton where he was Head of Directing.

More recent projects include Biederman’s innovative staging of Schnitzler’s La Ronde, which moved to the New York International Fringe Festival to great acclaim and performance awards for both actors. In the following year, he directed the World Premiere of Wirehead for the Echo Theater Company (7 LA Weekly Award nominations) and Lillian Hellman’s The Autumn Garden for the Antaeus Company, also recognized critically and with award nominations from multiple entities. That same year, Biederman was the acting coach for the cast of Huge on ABC Family.

He currently lives in Studio City with his wife, Therese, and son, Tyler.