BIO

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Laura is a writer, performer and producer of theatre. She is currently Artist in Residence at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec. Her work has been produced across Canada, in Wellington, Nz, and in New York, NY.

 

Laura's work confronts the boundaries of conventional vocal expression on stage into territory that is intimate, uncomfortable and yet familiar (grunts, growls, broken clicks, howls, operatic song) to create an immersive sonic experience that is felt, literally, in the bodies of her audiences. The aim is to explore what might be buried beneath the surface of silence and speech in order to connect with her audiences in a visceral way.

 

Laura holds a Masters in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph, a BFA in Contemporary Theatre from Simon Fraser University, and she is a certified teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®.

 

Laura has taught acting, devising, voice and movement for more than a decade both privately and institutionally in Guelph, Toronto, Vancouver, Mexico, New York and LA.

 

Laura recently wrote The Waves, a one-woman play based on three generations of birth stories exploring taboos about the labouring female body, and the silence and isolation many women experience post-partum. The Waves had a first reading at the Festival Of Original Theatre Conference (FOOT) at the University of Toronto, and it will be produced at the Summerworks Festival in Toronto in the summer of 2018.  Together with director Clea Miniker, Laura will also perform a staged reading of The Waves in Montreal in May 2018 as part of Revolution They Wrote: Short Works Feminist Theatre and Performance Festival presented in partnership with MainLine Theatre.