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“All of these men are trying to tell her what to do, but they all need her. She is the one that is ultimately making this decision and they can be as loud as they want, but at the end of the day, it is her life. It is her story. It is her decision,” Colleluori said. “We get to see her take control in a quiet, but powerful way.
Read the full interview on NBCDFW here.
"As specific as the setting is, Laura Colleluori's subtle direction floats the reminder that the quashing of a woman's hopes has happened before and will happen again on this planet as well as the hypothetical universes where different outcomes are theoretically possible."
Read the full Dallas Morning News review here.
"Other than stellar casting, thoughtful directing by Laura Colleluori, understated lighting (Aaron Johansen) and unobtrusive sound design (Preston Grey) and costuming (Melissa Panzarello), without a doubt it is Hnath’s writing that shines through this intimate and stressful evening."
Read the full review on TheaterJones here!
"The first thing you’ll see is a hotel room, and there’s something so jarring about finding these two people, who we see as titans on big universal stages, in a really intimate, pedestrian setting. For me, that one thing 100 percent re-orients me, and everything from there feels new. Because we’ve never—it’s always one of the criticisms of Hillary, that we don’t get to see behind the curtain—so we finally get to do that in a deep way here, and I think it will be pretty surprising."
Read the full interview on TheaterJones.
Second Thought Theatre opens its first four-show season since 2013 with the area premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath. Laura Colleluori makes her STT directorial debut after previously serving as assistant director and dramaturg for Grounded (2017) and A Kid Like Jake (2016). This year she directs "a work of total fiction" about a woman named Hillary who is trying to become the president of a country called the United States of America in an alternate universe light years away. Hillary and Clinton begins with previews on Wednesday, January 10 and runs through Saturday, February 3. All performances of Hillary and Clinton will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Hillary and Clinton can be purchased online at 2TT.co.
Read more on BroadwayWorld.com!
Dubbed the "millennial musical" after its successful first workshop in Los Angeles last year, A Self-Help Guide to Killing Your Boss is off to a running start on the East Coast. After a month of rehearsal, a fully staged reading of the show played to a sold-out crowd at Alchemical Studios in Manhattan. Stay tuned for updates about a full production in 2018!
Last night's gala was a huge success! Featuring a 45-minute musical theatre tribute to Steve Martin's extraordinary career, the evening showcased stars from stage and screen such as Kevin Kline, Carol Kane, Ed Helms, Lea DeLaria, Kermit the Frog, and many, many more. As Talent Manager for the event, Laura was responsible for casting, contracting, managing communication, scheduling rehearsals, and acting as the point-person on the day of the show for all performers.
Check out Playbill for more photos from the night!
This month, Laura worked with actor Liz Ramos to bring to life a selection from Hinterkaifeck, a new play by Dante Flores. Under Laura's direction, Liz performed an excerpt from the play at the inaugural Art is Cool Salon held at Soundance Studio in Brooklyn, NY. The play is a surreal, elegiac meditation on the gruesome unsolved murder of the Gruber family on a small German farmstead in 1922. Featuring projections, puppetry, and hauntingly poetic language, Hinterkaifeck is an exciting new work that Laura hopes to continue developing this spring.
This fall, Laura will be company managing The Drama League's annual benefit gala, this year in honor of the legendary Steve Martin! Laura will work directly with the producers and creatives to cast and manage all talent for a 45-minute musical theater celebration of Mr. Martin's career.