Laura Axelrod is a writer, playwright and actor.
Her stage plays have been performed in California, New York and Europe. Her play, “Everybody In This House” is available through Original Works Publishing. Reviewed by The Stage, the play was called “superbly written” and “totally uncompromising.”
Laura wrote and directed a short documentary, “Becoming Colonel Cullmann,” which investigates a historical reenactor who portrays a town founder in rural Alabama. She also provided narration for the film. It was screened at Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.
Her entertainment articles and book reviews have appeared in The Birmingham News (Alabama) and al.com, Alabama’s largest news-gathering site. Newhouse News Service distributed her reviews, which were subsequently published by The Houston Chronicle, Seattle Times, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Grand Rapids Press and other newspapers across the United States.
She also wrote and edited articles for The Clyde Fitch Report, a site that focuses on politics and the arts. Laura interviewed influential arts leaders and tied personal experiences into current events.
Laura created Project 1968, a blog written in the voices of three women as they experienced events from that pivotal year. She also interviewed noted authors and developed news summaries to give readers background information. Educause cited it as an example of a new genre, Web 2.0 storytelling.
Born and raised in Granby, Connecticut, she studied acting at the Greater Hartford Academy of the Performing Arts. She graduated from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts with an MFA and BFA in Dramatic Writing. While in college, Laura received the John L. Golden Award for Playwright with Most Potential and the Rod Marriott Senior Playwriting Award. She is a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.