Hello there! My name is Laura and I’m a fifth year Theatre Production and Psychology double major student. My preferred pronouns are she and her. I grew up in a small village just north of Barrie (seriously, it’s tiny) and I am loving life in the big city of Toronto.
I chose to study at York because of the Theatre program’s incredible reputation, the large campus size, and York’s diverse student population. I’m interested in many different areas of study, and York allowed me to explore those while also getting an extremely valuable theatre education in some of Canada’s best facilities by some of the most talented theatre professionals in the business. My main concentrations of study are production management, stage management, and playwriting. Within my psychology degree, I maintain particular focus on health psychology and wellness. When I graduate, I intend to work in Theatre and also pursue my interests in wellness within the creative industries (grad school, I’m coming for you).
In my time at York, I’ve worked as a Residence House Don (in Winters and Bethune residences), and with the campus walk-home service, goSAFE. I’ve been a part of York’s playGround Festival, Vanier College Productions, Creative Arts Therapy Association, VDay@York’s The Vagina Monologues, and the Dance Student Association’s inaugural choreography showcase, Bloom. Last year I took on the role of co-chair for the Student Mental Health Roundtables, in association with the campus Mental Health Strategy. Additionally, I’ve had the pleasure of working on the 2015 Prague Quadrennial in the Czech Republic, the 2016 Indy Convergence in Indianapolis, and the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe in Scotland.
York has given me the opportunity to explore many of my interests, and has given me opportunities that I never would have thought to be possible. The community within the School of Arts, Media, Performance, and Design is so connected, and supportive. It helps to create opportunities you haven’t even imagined yet. Break a leg!