is a screenwriter, playwright and producer.
As a screenwriter, she is best known for four seasons on the Netflix drama, House of Cards (Emmy Nomination for Drama Series, WGA Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.) Laura's feature film debut, Vivienne, produced and starring Sarah Jessica Parker, is in post-production.
As a playwright, her more than twenty produced plays and adaptations include the international hit Sex with Strangers. The play was one of the most produced in the U.S. for two seasons (and Laura one of the most produced playwrights) according to American Theatre Magazine. Laura's work has been produced internationally in England, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Finland. Currently, her celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days is on an 18 city UK tour.
Laura is an Ensemble Member and former Artistic Director of Lookingglass Theatre Company in Chicago (2011 Regional Theatre Tony Award). She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, the Television Academy, WGAE, NYWITF, AEA, SAG, SDC and ASCAP and an alumna of Northwestern University, The Piven Theatre Workshop and WP Playwrights Lab. A fourth generation Chicagoan, she now lives in Brooklyn with her husband, actor Erik Lochtefeld, and their daughter.