We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Dromerick and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Laura, why did you decide to pursue a creative path?
I pursued an artistic and creative career because I honestly can’t see myself doing anything else. An acting teacher told me once “If you can see yourself being something other than an actor, please go do that.” It was something that always stayed with me. Part of that statement was a warning. If you can imagine yourself doing something else for a living do it because being an actor or artist is incredibly difficult. You’ll be happier if there’s something out there that’s an easier career that will still fulfill you. At the end of the day, for me there isn’t. Whenever I’m having a rough time or thinking I need to switch careers, I think about that sentence and try to think of other jobs I would enjoy doing. And I can never come up with anything. My soul is very happy doing creative things even though it’s very difficult to make a living from it.

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m a Sag-Aftra actor and voiceover artist. I’ve done a lot of horror and sci-fi projects, both film and voiceover. I’m currently a series lead on the Blumhouse created horror-comedy, dungeons and dragons podcast called Fear Initiative. Recently, I played Flavia in the horror anthology Deathcember. I’ve also been featured on a handful of Dungeons and Dragons live-streamed shows. It definitely hasn’t been an easy adventure but I’ve certainly learned a lot along the way and have been very grateful to have met some amazing humans as a result. Living in Los Angeles and pursuing a creative career always brings up a lot of challenges. There’s rejection, there’s car trouble, people and projects come and go from your life, and it’s easy to feel lonely in LA and in this industry. Thankfully my therapist, The Artist’s Way and my friends and family have truly helped me persevere.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Honestly at this point I have no idea. Most of my favorite places have been closed down due to the pandemic sadly. I’d probably stay up late with them catching up on life and drinking wine. Order some Sugarfish. Maybe we would play some dungeons and dragons or board games, have a dance party. And the next day we’d probably drive to Joshua Tree and get lost in nature.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Dedicated to my therapist and every therapist who has helped artists and humans in general during this pandemic.

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/faeriehuman/

Twitter: @faeriehuman

Other: Link Tree: https://linktr.ee/Lauradromerick Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/Faeriehuman11?fan_landing=true

Image Credits
Cameron Rice Megan Duffy Tyler Curtis

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