Laura Butler Rivera is an international actor, director, choreographer, and producer.  She has performed and offered theater workshops in Turkey, Berlin, Japan, Lithuania, Romania, Italy, US, Australia, Colombia, & Puerto Rico. She is an Artistic Director and performer of One-Eighth Theater (The MaidsTeach, Teacher, Teachest, UBU, The Proposal, & Cho H Cho developed at Mabou Mines), a member of CABORCA (The Entitlement -a Feature Film, HamletZoetropeOpen Up HadrianLas Minutas de Martí), and a co-founder of Cloud of Fools Theater Company (Dark EyesThe Whistling Mortician and EUROPA). She has choreographed for M-34 (All That Dies And Rises and Hymn To Life). She is currently an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s MFA in Acting program and Faculty at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. She holds an MFA in Acting from Columbia University, and a BA in Drama from the University of Puerto Rico.