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.) Her feature film debut, Blue Night, produced and starring Sarah Jessica Parker, will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2018.
As a playwright, her more than twenty produced plays and adaptations include the international hit Sex with Strangers. The play has been one of the most produced in the U.S. (and Laura one of the most produced playwrights) according to American Theatre Magazine. Her work has been produced internationally in England, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Finland. Her celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days recently finished 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, 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.