Lara Carling is an actress, singer and puppeteer based in Chicago.


Lara is an American actress who trained in London and Moscow.  Specializing in devising and in the intersection of physical & classical theatre practices, she enjoys manipulating, voicing, and interacting with puppets and otherwise inanimate objects.


Lara works at the Chicago Children's Theatre as a teaching artist, actor and puppeteer, and her mime and object work has appeared in cabarets around the city.

She also serves as the lead singer in a power ballad cover band, Glamshock, and is due to shoot her second short with IdeaFarm films.

Her work has appeared at the Green Mill, Tonic Room, the iO, Martyrs', Collaboraction, Nasty Brutish & Short, Rhinofest, and Mixtape.