Laura Sturm

Laura Sturm (Caroline/Harris) received her MFA from NIU and is currently an Adjunct Faculty member at Oakton Community College.  She has also taught at North Central College and several professional studios in Chicago, including Act One for many years.  She teaches acting, movement, period style and audition skills. Laura is a proud company member with Organic Theater where she has appeared in the last three summer repertory seasons, including playing Marie Antoinette in Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionistsand the title role in Emilie, as well as directing the world premiere of Barbara Lhota’s Phantom Painlast spring. Over the years, Laura has worked with such Chicago theaters as Mary-Arrchie, Remy Bumppo, Victory Gardens, Boho, Stage Left, Northlight, Raven, Bailiwick and also at the Texas Shakespeare Festival.  She has been seen on the Chicago stage as Blanche in Streetcar, Titania in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Gertrude in Hamlet (all with Polarity), Ana in The Clean House (Bluebird Arts), and Mrs. Hardcastle in She Stoops to Conquer(Signal Ensemble Theatre), to name a few roles. Other directing credits include I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Changefor Quest Theatre Ensemble, Sheridan’s 18th century romp, The Rivals, the world-premieres of the zoo musical Tuxedo Loveand the sci-fi existential comedy Ephemera. She also serves as a private acting and movement coach. Contact her at

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