About Her Work
Laura writes comedic and ensemble-based stories often inspired by non-fiction. Her work focuses on the intersections of race, class, disability, education, and gender. What she doesn't know from her personal experience, she researches, primarily through interviews and collaboration with other artists.
Laura Winters is an NYC-based playwright and screenwriter. Full length plays include JUST THE MELODY (formerly BITING HANDS - Drama League Next Stage Residency, Relentless Award Honorable Mention, Floor at Berkeley Rep finalist, Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist, SPACE at Ryder Farm Creative Residency Finalist, Semi-Finalist for Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor Residency), GONZO (Barrington Stage Burman New Play Award Semi-Finalist, Rough Draft Theatre Festival at LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Corkscrew Theatre Festival, Lyra Theatre), EMERSON LOSES HER “MIAND” (Semi-Finalist in The Bechdel Test Festival, Vagabond School for the Arts, NY Winterfest, Dixon Place), CORONATION (Pete’s Candy Store, Bechdel Group, shortlisted at Corkscrew Theatre Festival) and a full-length children’s play, SPACE MISSION #5379: SAVING RACHEL, NEVADA (1st place winner of East Valley Children’s Playwriting Contest with a production February 2020, 2nd place Jackie White Memorial International Playwriting Contest, currently nominated for Best Original Script in the Airzoni Theatre Awards of Excellence).
Her ten-minute plays have been read by The Barefoot Theatre Company, Redwood Day School, Cherry Picking Theatre Festival, and published in the inaugural issue of The Dionysian. She was commissioned by her alma mater Prospect High School to write a 48-character traveling-show HORSEPLAY (January 2020).
She is an alumni of the BMI Lehman Engle 2-year lyric-writing program and a current member of the BMI Libretto writing program. Her musical MIRROR IMAGE was semi-finalist in the National Alliance for Musical Theatre and the Alhadeff Family Charitable Foundation’s 15 minute musical challenge.
She has written multiple original pilots including DISGRACED, a finalist for the Orchard Project Episodic Lab, 2019, spec scripts, and short films including SUGAR & SAND and the forthcoming western DRIVEN (Candido Films).
Laura has also written and self-published two feminist coloring books with her twin sister: Her Highness Builds Robots, and EqualiTeam Saves the Day! The books sell online and in bookstores across the United States.
BA Northwestern University.