A native New Yorker currently based in Los Angeles. Laura has worked around the world as a Director, Producer, Photographer and Casting Director for theater, film, television and opera.
Laura is the Founder & Artistic Director of KOTA Productions, a non-profit theater company based in New York City. She has directed & produced work at The Pershing Square Signature Center, 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.
Additional work experience with companies such as The Metropolitan Opera, American Ballet Theatre, English National Opera in London, and NBCUniversal on projects such as "The Sound of Music Live!". Recent casting includes the new NBC show “Lincoln” and “Just Roll With It” on Disney Channel. Casting Director credits range from large-scale events to award-winning films and commercials.
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 create several music videos projects for rising artists and PSA’s.
Part of Laura's mission from day one was to give back through the arts. A three-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.