Laura Sturm

Actor | Director | Teacher

Laura Sturm is a theatre artist based in Chicago, Illinois

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Laura Sturm is a professional actor, director, teacher, and movement and acting coach. She received an MFA from Northern Illinois University and has been working professionally in the Chicago area since 1994.

Laura teaches a variety of different classes and workshops, but specializes in Movement for Actors (Williamson/Laban), and Meisner Technique. She also teaches Period Style, Audition Skills, Scene Study, Monologue and Voice classes, as well as classes combining different elements.

Check out her Saturday morning Movement and Meisner classes!

Hate finding and performing monologues? Talk to Laura about her proven (and fun!) methods for finding and loving a monologue.

Laura is a proud Company Member at Organic Theater Company where she has performed in three seasons of both shows in their summer repertory season as well as directing a world premiere production. She just completed her third summer rep season with Organic in 2018, as Marie Antoinette in Lauren Gunderson’s The Revolutionists and the world premiere of Tiresias Was a Weatherman.  She is also an Artistic Associate with the Constructivists, recently named the Best New Theater Company in Milwaukee by Milwaukee Magazine.


GOD OF HELL by Sam Shepard - The Constructivists.  Meisner/Voice/Movement.  At the Underground Collaborative in Milwaukee from 9/27 - 10/12.


THE OLYMPIANS - playing Hannah Arendt - Staged Reading at Piven Theater, Monday 10/21 & Tuesday 10/22 at 7:30

STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner - Bluebird Arts - playing Emma At the Athenaeum Theater in Chicago from 4/3 - 5/9.

“An aspiring young director rampages against the art created by his mother’s generation. A nubile young actress wrestles with an aging Hollywood star for the affections of a renowned novelist. And everyone discovers just how disappointing love, art, and growing up can be. In this irreverent, contemporary, and very funny remix of Chekhov’s The Seagull, Aaron Posner stages a timeless battle between young and old, past and present, in search of the true meaning of it all. STUPID FUCKING BIRD will tickle, tantalize, and incite you to consider how art, love, and revolution fuel your own pursuit of happiness.”