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.
Even more than writing, Laura loves rewriting.
Laura Winters is an NYC and Chicago-based playwright and screenwriter. Full length plays include JUST THE MELODY (formerly BITING HANDS - Drama League Next Stage Residency, Princess Grace Award Semi-Finalist, Relentless Award Honorable Mention, SPACE at Ryder Farm Creative Residency Finalist), 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) 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). 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 recently commissioned by her alma mater Prospect High School to write a 48-character traveling-show HORSEPLAY to be performed in 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.
Screenplays include shorts SUGAR AND SAND (Candido Productions) and the forthcoming western DRIVEN (Candido Productions), as well as numerous pilots and spec scripts.
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.