Laura Jackson

Laura is a writer and performer with a passion for strong female roles and narratives.

Laura wrote and performed her one-woman play Handle It which has had seven seasons, a national tour and a UN Women charity performance. Her two-hander The Culture has had three seasons, and performances as part of International Women’s Day events.

Both plays are available to read at https://australianplays.org/playwright/ASC-4149.

During her time at NIDA Laura wrote and presented a reading of her new work Come On, Baby and is currently writing her fourth play. Laura’s plays speak to women’s experiences in the modern world, exploring topics like street harassment, domestic violence, online privacy and fertility.

A trained musical theatre singer, Laura founded and directed a musical theatre company in Wollongong called Aspring Musical Theatre Company to create cabaret style performances, as well as to bring in industry professionals to run masterclasses, and to foster and develop local talent towards bigger and brighter careers within the industry.

Laura also collaborates with graphic designer and illustrator Brandon Wong to create picture book, and is working on her first novel.

As well as NIDA’s Bachelor of Fine Arts (Acting), Laura has a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performance), a Master of Creative Arts (Creative Writing) from the University of Wollongong and a Diploma of Education in English and Drama. She also has a sneaky talent for hair and makeup…. so check out the production shots!