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.


FUN HARMLESS WARMACHINE - New Colony.  Playing Caroline/Harris/Swordbrother.  At the Den Theatre in Chicago from 10/3 - 11/4.

THE PILLOWMAN - The Constructivists.  Voice/Movement.  At the Underground Collaborative in Milwaukee from 10/26 - 11/10.

In addition, Laura is a proud Company Member at Organic Theater Company where she has performed in two 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 this summer, 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.