Using a mixture of materials and technologies Laura creates visual landscapes echoing the quirks in life, giving life to spaces worlds apart from our own. Laura’s research is concerned with the material and sensorial potential of a dramaturgy. Her practice focuses on the model box as a dramaturgical tool for devising, extending the boundaries of collaboration. She thrives within a rehearsal context, developing original approaches to the dramaturgy of texts scores and movement.
Her most recent credits include Dinner 18:55, Leeds Playhouse 2019; Talking Heads, West Yorkshire Playhouse, 2018; Enough of the Theatrics, Lowry 2018 (Assistant Designer to David Shearing); Economy of Ecology, Manic Chord, New Diorama & HOME Manchester, 2018; Heretic Voices, Arcola Theatre, 2018. Laura holds a Distinction in MA Scenography from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama.
Designer (Set & Costume)
Talking Heads on both their Courtyard stage (Leeds Playhouse) and in homes across the city of Leeds. A series of dramatic monologues that comment on humanity and the everyday dealing with themes of isolation, identity and alienation from society.
Directed by three directors, Talking Heads relies on a visual language to communicate not only a sense of intimacy, isolation and solitude but also a wider landscape echoing a sense of community and collectiveness. The scenography questions the very fabric of a sense of place, searching for the heart of Leeds in textures, architecture and lighting. Its intent is to provide a larger view of the world that these characters reside in whilst highlighting the struggles of both physical and mental confinement.
Amy Leach, John R Wilkinson
Alexandra Faye Braithwaite