JUST THE MELODY ties for 2nd place in the Barrington Stage Burman New Play Prize Award. You can read the announcement in American Theatre here.
TYPE CAST advanced to the Finalist round in ScreenCraft's TV Pilot Script Competition. Out of 4800 original scripts, TYPE CAST is now in the remaining 50.
TYPE CAST advanced to the Quarterfinals in ScreenCraft's TV Pilot Script Competition
The East Valley Children's Theatre Production of SPACE MISSION #5379: SAVING RACHEL, NEVADAwas nominated for 19 awards by the Arizoni Theatre Awards of Excellence Committee, including for best original script.
Laura posted her comedy video: Man's Version of the Female Self-Discovery Ballad
SPACE MISSION #5379: SAVING RACHEL, NEVADA opens its two-week run at East Valley Children's Theatre
HORSE PLAY opens at Prospect High School.
Prospect High School had their first reading of HORSEPLAY.
Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel, Nevada won 1st place in the East Valley Children's Theatre Playwriting Competition and will be performed at EVCT in February 2020
BITING HANDS was named a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award.
TYPE CAST is announced as as HALF-HOUR WINNER of Screencraft's 2021 TV Pilot Screenplay Competition. To see the press release - click here.
TYPE CAST advanced to the Semi-Finals in ScreenCraft's TV Pilot Script Competition
SUGAR & SAND won the Grand Jury Award for Best Screenplay, and was a finalist for best screenplay and best short film in the Oniros Film Awards - September 2020
SPACE MISSION #5379: SAVING RACHEL, NEVADAreceived a National Youth Arts Award Nomination for Outstanding New Work.
Laura and JJ Warshaw presented a song from their originial musical MIRROR IMAGE for BMI.
Laura and the cast and crew of DRIVEN, a short western film, filmed a promo shoot.
The Daily Herald profiled Laura and HORSE PLAY in the Neighborhood section.
Laura is hired to write a short western film directed by Jeremiah Kipp produced by Nick Candido, and starring Larry Mihlon
BITING HANDSis named an Honorable Mention by the American Playwriting Foundation Relentless award
Laura and her twin sister Beth will be featured on an episode of the Sporkful podcast.
TYPE CAST is selected as a top-10 finalist in Final Draft's 2020 Big Break Competition.
TYPE CAST advanced to the Quarter-Finals in Final Draft's Big Break 2020 Competition.
SPACE MISSION #5379, SAVING RACHEL, NEVADA won best original script at the AriZoni Theatre Awards of Excellence Committee.
MIRROR IMAGE was a semi-finalist in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation's 15 minute musical challenge.
Laura and her co-creator Bethany Lauren James had a Zoom reading of their orignial comedy pilot: OFFBEAT
DISGRACED - an original pilot - is a finalist at The Orchard Project
Steppenwolf requested the complete draft of JUST THE MELODY to read
Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel, Nevada was performed by Redwood Day School
BITING HANDS had its first public workshop at The Drama League, starring Madison Ferris and directed by Ashley Brooke Monroe
TYPE CAST advanced to the semi-finalist round in Final Draft's 2020 Big Break Competition.
Laura and her co-writer JJ Warshaw presented a song from MIRROR IMAGE to Maury Yeston at BMI
Laura and her co-creator Bethany Lauren James shot a (socially distanced) sizzle for their comedy pilot OFFBEAT.
The Bechdel Group has a (virtual) reading of a new draft of the first act of CORONATION.
Town Stages officially announced Laura as one of its Fellows for the 2020-2021 fellowship year.
*in light of new allegations about the safety of Town Stages as a space for artists and people of Color, Laura has joined a collective of fellows choosing to leave the fellowship
CORONATION is officially announced as one of The Bechdel Group's Spring Reading Series for Monday, April 27th.
Laura's new play CORONATION had its first public reading at Play Date at Pete's Candy Shop
Laura was accepted as a librettist into BMI's 2-year bookwriting program.
Space Mission #5379: Saving Rachel, Nevada won second place in the Jackie White Memorial International Playwriting Competition