A native New Yorker, Laura has worked around the world as a Director, Producer, 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. 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. KOTA has received five-star reviews from industry professionals, and continues to provide professional opportunities for young talent to grow onstage.
Additional work experience includes companies such as 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 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.
DECEMBER 2018: Directing & Producing “Girls Against Bullying” PSA for No Bully starring teen stars and advocates Milly Shapiro, Oona Laurence, Donshea Hopkins, Hawwaa Ibrahim, Carrie Berk and Nerghiz Sarki. Laura is also once again Directing A Magical Broadway Christmas in Times Square, NYC with Retter Entertainment.