Dramaturg. Arts & Culture Producer.


Laurel (she/her) is a dramaturg and arts & culture producer with a decade of experience in the creation, development, and production of new performance work from world premiere plays to games played on bicycles, change listening parties, immersive experiences, virtual gatherings, performance installations, video games, and secret backyard shows. Laurel's work positions the dramaturg as creative catalyst and artistic leader; collaborating with interdisciplinary and inter/national creative partners, playwrights, and performance-makers to develop new ideas from concept to realization, with a focus on process. 

 Laurel designs models for creation and production that are imaginative, participatory, and responsive. She returns to the core of an idea, and lets those integral values guide her. Working with grassroots artists as well as regional theatre companies and international festivals, she has a strong commitment to lateral-mentorship; contributing research, discourse, and sharing her practice across the cultural sector.  Laurel asks big questions; takes risks, champions ideas, and imagines new futures. Her work is deeply rooted in community; creating invitations to participate and provocations for change. Every project requires something different, and she continues to listen, learn, and grow. 


For more information about dramaturgy, please visit Literary Managers & Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA)

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I live and work as an uninvited guest committed to mutual respect and care on the unceded Coast Salish territory of the Lekwungen-speaking Nations, known as the Songees & Esquimalt Nations (Victoria, BC).