Laura Jackson is a writer, actor and singer, who completed her Bachelor of Performance at the University of Wollongong in 2009, and has gone on to complete further studies at UOW, including a Masters in Creative Arts in Creative Writing and a Graduate Diploma of Education.
Laura is an emerging playwright and actor, who has been celebrated for her ability to tackle important issues in a hard-hitting yet accessible manner. The Culture is her brand new play, which she recently wrote and performed at The Sydney Fringe: a topical and thought-provoking examination of domestic violence, street harassment and homophobia along side her first work Handle It. Handle It is a one woman play, a feminist examination of Gen Y women in the world of the internet and social media. Handle It has recently had its 8th successful season, touring Sydney, Wollongong, Adelaide and Canberra, as well as a fundraiser for the UN Women performing alongside guest speakers Tracey Spicer and Augusta Supple.
Handle It has been recommended to be shown in schools because of its topical themes, and is also adaptable for a senior school drama level study because of it’s monologue style format. The Culture was loved by audiences and critics and is considered to be an important contribution to the currently social conversation on domestic violence.
Laura has found presenting this second work incredibly rewarding and is in the process of writing a third. Laura has a great passion for theatre and musical theatre, as a writer, teacher and performer, having founded the Aspiring Musical Theatre Company, for which she also serves as resident Director.
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