A native New Yorker, Laura has worked around the world as a director, producer and casting director for theater and film.
Laura is the Founder & Artistic Director of KOTA Productions, a non-profit theater company based in New York City. The company has received five-star ratings from industry professionals and clients. Laura has directed & produced work at Signature Theatre, Theatre Row, The Pearl Theatre, Davenport Theatre, HERE Arts Center, Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, and the York Theatre, to name a few. Concerts have been held at The Triad, Symphony Space, and 54 Below.
Laura has been fortunate to work alongside some of the industries most talented professionals at The Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theatre, English National Opera in London, and on NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!". Her credits as a Casting Director range from large-scale events to award-winning films.
As one of the most highly recommended headshot photographers for young actors in NYC, Laura's clients are consistently booking the latest Hollywood films, Broadway shows, National Tours, national commercials, and print ads. Her passion for photography has led her to several music videos projects for rising artists.
Part of Laura's mission from day one was to give back through the arts. A two-time participant in the Broadway Sleep Out, Laura has helped raise funds to aid homeless youth by sleeping out on the streets of New York. Find out more about the organizations and charities she has partnered with to help those in need.
Current Projects: In April 2018, Laura is directing the short film, Prescription for Modern Life, in London, England. This summer, Laura is directing and producing DISNEY'S High School Musical in New York, NY. Performances run throughout August 2018 at The Clurman at Theatre Row.