Laura’s career has spanned over 35 years. Starting out as an actor, Laura also became a singer, producer, director, and writer. In 2004, Laura founded Fugue Theatre, a theatre company dedicated to the commissioning and production of original Canadian chamber operas, and musicals. She ran the company for 16 years.
Laura graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1988 and received her BFA in Acting and has worked in Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver. Vancouver acting credits include work with theatre companies such as Green Thumb Theatre, Ruby Slippers, Theatre Conspiracy and Axis Theatre. Laura has also
played the (in)famous Leni Riefenstahl in Mieko Ouchi’s The Blue Light. She played the ultimate diva, Maria Callas, in Masterclass for Opera Mariposa. Laura was a co-recipient of a Jessie Richardson Award for a tour with Axis Theatre. Vancouver film and television credits include Saving Milly, The League of Lefties, Noah’s Arc and Travelers and the award-winning, independent film entitled, Floating Away. Most recently, Laura was in the TV show Ghost Wars, a feature film, Spontaneous, and a Movie of the Week entitled Stalking Mary. With Fugue Theatre, she directed Secret Service. In July of 2019, Fugue Theatre received four Jessie Richardson Awards for Les filles du roi.
In 2022 Laura graduated once again from UBC with her Master in Theatre Directing. Since graduating, she taught at Brandon University, and attended a directors’ symposium at LaMama, Umbria in Spoleto, Italy. Teaching at post secondary institutions has been a long-time goal for Laura and she is excited to
be teaching at CCPA, as well as continuing to work towards other directing projects for the next year and beyond.