is a screenwriter, playwright and producer.
As a screenwriter, she is best known for four seasons as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama House of Cards for which she received an Emmy Nomination for Drama Series and a WGA Nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series.
Laura's feature film debut, Here and Now (formerly Blue Night,) developed and produced by Sarah Jessica Parker and her company, Pretty Matches, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in April, 2018. AMBI and Paramount will release the film both theatrically and through VOD on November 9, 2018. The cast also includes Jacqueline Bisset, Renée Zellweger, Simon Baker, Common, Taylor Kinney, Waleed Zuaiter, Gus Birney and Phillipa Soo. Watch the trailer here. Sarah Jessica talks about the film on Colbert here.
She is currently a Co-EP on the Blumhouse TV/Showtime limited series adaptation of journalist Gabriel Sherman's book The Loudest Voice in the Room:How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News -- and Divided a County starring Russell Crowe as Roger Ailes and Naomi Watts as Gretchen Carlson, Executive Produced by Tom McCarthy.
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 celebrated adaptation of Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days recently finished a run in London followed by an 18 city UK tour and will be a part of the 2018/2019 season at the New Victory Theatre in NYC. Her work has been seen internationally in England, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Australia and Finland.
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.