Laura Barnett (2013)

Laura Barnett comes to OHMA with a background in theater and performance art, photography, and education. She has directed at NYC theaters including 59E59 Street and Judson Church.  For Chashama Experimental Theater, she curated WINDOWS ON 42nd STREET, a series of installations and performances designed for storefront windows in Times Square; she performed her own performance pieces in windows in NYC and Berlin. In the 90s, she toured with Love Theater, the company performed at festivals throughout Europe and venues including London’s ICA, Budapest’s Katona József Színház and The Wooster Group’s Performing Garage. Laura has had dual careers as a producer and casting director of commercial photography and as an educator. She currently teaches theater at Saint Ann’s School in Brooklyn Heights, where she created a high school elective that focuses on autobiographic, site-specific theater. She has taught at Columbia University’s Summer Program for High School Students and is on the Advisory Board of Equality Now’s Adolescent Girls’ Legal Defense Fund. A graduate of Brown University, with a degree in English-Creative Writing, Laura is a native of Brooklyn, where she currently lives with her husband and son.