Lori Elizabeth Parquet (she/her) is an actor, director, and playwright from New Orleans, Louisiana with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Cornell University. As a director, Lori recently helmed White on White at JACK alongside Alec Duffy and served as the Associate Director of SUFFS and As You Like It at The Public Theater. She was also Associate Director of New York City Center’s Encores production of Promenade. She has directed Topdog/Underdog at Princeton Summer Theater and many other plays and staged readings at theatre companies and universities across New York City and the country. Her NYC acting credits include Macbeth, Dispatches From (A)mended America (Off-Broadway), The Providence of Neighboring Bodies (Dutch Kills Theater/Ars Nova), The Honeycomb Trilogy: Sovereign (Gideon Productions), Medea (Phoenix Theatre Ensemble), Dog Act, Ajax in Iraq, Honey Fist, Operating Systems (Flux Theatre Ensemble). International acting credits include Pillars of Society at Teater Ibsen in Skien, Norway and The Providence of Neighboring Bodies at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In 2019 she won the NYIT Award for Best Actress in a Lead Role for her performance in Operating Systems.