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Theatre & Dance

Laura Eckelman

Associate Professor & Interim Chair, Theatre & Dance; Program Director, Arts Management & Entrepreneurship
  • M.F.A., Yale School of Drama, 2011
  • B.A., Middlebury College, 2005
  • Introduction to Theatrical Design
  • Advanced Design: Scenery
  • Advanced Design: Costumes
  • Advanced Design: Lighting
  • Stage Management
  • Arts Administration
  • Collaboration (with Professor Fox)
  • FYS: Dramatizing Discovery
  • GRW: Global Theater (with Professor Daigle)
  • Theater Practicum courses (THE181-186 & 285)
  • Elements of Production (THE400)
Professional Experience

Upcoming & Ongoing Projects include:

Past Projects include:
The Wanderers, Theatre J
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Radio Play, Triad Stage
A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Triad Stage
Tosca, Palm Beach Opera
Top Girls, Keegan Theatre
Actions & Objectives, Triad Stage (world premiere)
, University of the Incarnate Word
Girl in the Red Corner, The Welders 2.0 (world premiere)
Bitter Homes and Gardens, The Bearded Ladies (world premiere)
Taming of the Shrew, Brice Station Vineyards
Abundance, Triad Stage
A Lifetime to Master, Generator Theatre Company (world premiere)
CARRIE the Musical, Studio Theatre
Twelfth Night, Brice Station Vineyards
Snow Queen, Triad Stage
Into the Woods, Connecticut College
Four Dead in Ohio: Antigone at Kent State, Connecticut College
Animals Out of Paper, Perseverance Theatre
Turandot, Toledo Opera
Romeo and Juliet, Yale Repertory Theatre
Bossa Nova, Yale Repertory Theatre (world premiere)
Unpack the Elephant, Asphalt Orchestra (Associate LD)

Laura J. Eckelman is a theatrical lighting designer whose projects range from classical drama to contemporary performance art. Her work has been seen at theaters all over the country, including Triad Stage, Connecticut College, Perseverance Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Laura prides herself on creating nuanced and elegant designs, but her greatest commitment is to the collaborative process. She loves nothing more than being in the room with opinionated and creative partners who share both mutual respect for each other and a passionate dedication to the work at hand.