Laura has taught theatre in a variety of environments, from the Chicago Park District to inner city schools to a Jewish community center. She has her M.A. in Communication, Media and Theatre and her B.S. in Elementary Education, with a Jr. High/Middle School Theatre Endorsement. Laura was the Internship Program Director for The Chicago Fringe Festival for the festivals of 2013 and 2014 and is currently a Network Playwright at Chicago Dramatists and a Dramatist Guild member. Some of her favorite roles include: Joanna in "Home Free," Fairy Freak Finooza in "Six Stories Up, Up & Away," Mary in "The Red Coat," Prunella in "Canker Sores and Other Distractions" and Mother of victim in "Bully: The Hip Hop Musical." She really loves her husband who allowed her to have a Wizard of Oz-themed wedding reception. She also enjoys faeries, puppets, festivals (especially Pierogi, crafts & circus), hiking, thrift shopping and social justice!