Production managing ten sell-out plays, overseeing a £15000 investment in forty productions, and coordinating £60000 turnover for an annual ball fundraiser, Laura is a British-American producer interested in bringing relevant and exigent projects into reality and onto the stage. Synthesizing her enthusiasm for theatre and business, she is a third year Business Management and Comparative Literature student at the University of St Andrews.
A graphic designer for nine productions, stage manager for three, one-time assistant producer, two-time stage hand, and producer for nten sell-out productions in St Andrews and beyond, her performing arts background is diverse. Her drive to facilitate and participate in arts opportunities led her to co-found Sonder Theatre, and she has been its Executive Director for two years.
SONDER THEATRE is St Andrews’ most prolific student theatre company, Delay Detach (Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016, Runner-Up: Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award, ***** EdFringeReview, *** Fest) being their seventh production. With an emphasis on new writing and contemporary British theatre, the work Sonder Theatre presents is timely, challenging, and engaging (www.sondertheatre.org).
Laura's background extends to professional arts administration and event operations as an intern for Congress and Primary Stages, as well as an employee of the University of St Andrews' Students' Association, operating and co-hosting the consistently packed weekly karaoke nights. Currently, Laura acts as Vice President for Mermaids: the University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund, after serving as Treasurer for a year, and sits on the Antony Tudor Drama Fund as a non-voting member representing student interests.
Vice President - Mermaids: the University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund
Apr 2016 - Present
Event Technician and Host - University of St Andrews Students' Association
Jan 2016 - Present
Executive Director & Producer - Sonder Theatre
Sep 2014 - Present
Development Assistant - Primary Stages (Off-Broadway)
Apr 2016 - Jul 2016
Productions Treasurer - Mermaids: the University of St Andrews Performing Arts Fund
Apr 2015 - Apr 2016
Business Management and Comparative Literature - MA (Hons.) - University of St Andrews
Sep 2013 - Present
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe InDesign
- Adobe Photoshop
- Adobe Software
- Finance and budgeting
- Web Design
- Arts and Events Management
- Arts Fundraising
- Email Marketing
- HTML & CSS
- Microsoft Excel
- Microsoft Office
- Stage Management