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Laura Welsh Berg is a professional actor and director who recently joined CMU's Theatre Department. She has spent the last 16 years as a company member of Great Lakes Theater in Cleveland, Ohio, as well as her two sister companies: the Idaho Shakespeare Festival in Boise, Idaho, and the Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, in Lake Tahoe, Nevada. Her roles with these companies include Hamlet, Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice, Rosie in Mamma Mia!, Vera in And Then There Were None, Viola in Twelfth Night, Rosaline in Love's Labours Lost, Cassius in Julius Caesar, Mistress Ford in The Merry Wives of Windsor, and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet.

She has spent the last four years teaching at Baldwin Wallace University for both their BFA acting students, and their nationally ranked musical theater program.