Laura is a dramaturg, literary manager, writer, and educator. She is the Literary Manager for Forum Theatre in Silver Spring, MD, and a Partner-in-Ink with The Inkwell, the resource for new play development in the nation’s capital. Recently, her co-created dance-theatre piece, Mark Twain’s Joan of Arc, was featured in Burning Coal Theatre’s Politheatrics festival in Raleigh, NC. She has worked as a dramaturg, writer, or researcher for numerous productions along the East Coast including The Public Theater‘s 2007 production of Romeo and Juliet. Laura is the former Creative Development Director of the off-Broadway company Electric Pear Productions, and has had the honor of working with The Kennedy Center, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, The Princess Grace Awards, Rorschach Theatre, Premiere Stages, Chesapeake Shakespeare Company, among others, visual artists Sherrard Bostwick and Juliana Cope, and collaborating musically with the groups Casual Occupation and The Working Effective. She is a proud graduate of Brooklyn College and James Madison University.