Laura Rohrman, a Northern California native got her start in theatre as a dancer and choreographer. Her first speaking part was in a production of a musical “Fame.” That small role lead her to pursue other acting opportunities, including the American-Russian play “Peace Child” where she narrowly missed a chance to perform in Russia (something she’d make up for later in life by marrying a Russian). By the age of 14 Laura (“Noni” as her friends call her), was already an actress, dancer and a choreographer who spent all her free time hanging out in her local theaters.
She studied at the famed American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco where she won a scholarship and a lead role in Sophocles’ “Electra”, and performed at UC Berkeley’s Greek Theatre. In college at UC Davis she majored in International Relations and French and spent half of the four years living, working and studying in Paris, France. While in school Laura also worked for several local papers as a reporter and became the school’s arts critic, writing about poetry, art and theatre events.
In her last year of school she briefly returned to the stage when she auditioned for and won the lead role in a one-act play at the school’s student playwriting competition. She found the experience of being part of an original work so gratifying that she decided to start writing plays herself and it became her life’s passion.
Since moving to New York City in 2000, Laura's made her mark on the theatre scene from Manhattan all the way to London and Russia and back again. Her plays have been produced or workshopped over thirty times—some multiple times—at venues as diverse as the Actors Studio Drama School, Native Aliens Theatre Collective, Rising Sun Theatre Company, The Exit Theatre in San Francisco, The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, The Vital Theatre Company, Manhattan Theatre Source, The Lost Theatre Company in London, England and Second Stage Theatre in New York.
Though dramatic writing is Laura's main focus, she still acts as well. For more information on her acting, click here.

Laura’s Favorite Theatres and Causes
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Vital Theatre
Emerging Artists Theatre
Love Creek Productions
Rising Sun Performance Company
Manhattan Theatre Source
The 13th Street Repertory Company
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