Kingdom of the White Wolf, a three-part documentary special about the lives of arctic wolves, premieres on National Geographic WILD this Sunday, August 25th at 8 PM ET. Laura was the production manager for this series.
Kingdom of the White Wolf, a three-hour documentary special produced by Market Road Films, premieres August 25th on National Geographic WILD. Laura was the production manager for this series.
This week marked our premiere episode of a limited series podcast for the Philadelphia Citizen, featuring food and drink historian Tonya Hopkins, a.k.a. The Food Griot. Tonya chronicles the often untold stories of the black culinarians responsible for many of our favorite dishes. Laura serves as the lead producer and audio editor for these segments.
Our inaugural episode dives into the history of America’s favorite frozen treat - ice cream! Listen on The Philadelphia Citizen’s website, or wherever you download podcasts.
From CNN: “A billboard that can be seen from an Arkansas interstate is aimed at solving a cold case from 1954.
"‘Who lynched Isadore Banks?’ the billboard asks. Isadore Banks was an African-American World War I veteran who was chained to a tree, doused in gasoline and burned beyond recognition in June 1954. The slaying remains one of the nation's oldest unsolved civil rights cases.
“Below the question is a phone number on the billboard. When you call the number, you're greeted by a message with a brief explanation on who Banks was. It turns out, the billboard was put up by a group of journalists who are hoping to learn more information about the 65-year-old crime.”
Read more from CNN, and look out for Deep South, an investigative podcast created by Market Road Films and Stitcher, premiering in 2020. Laura serves as a producer on the podcast.
Arts journalist Laura Collins-Hughes spoke with directors from across the country who had directed Hillary and Clinton at very different political moments - before, during, and after the 2016 presidential election.
From the article:
“Like Mr. Hnath’s other plays about famous figures (Walt Disney, Isaac Newton), “Hillary” blends fiction with fact, aiming to subvert what audience members think they already know. But Laura Colleluori, who directed the play for Second Thought Theater in Dallas in January 2018, said the effect is to bring the audience closer to Mrs. Clinton.
‘Talking about her as a fictional character is kind of the only way that we can have a fair conversation about the real woman,” she said. “It gives you the option, the chance, the request even, to grant her maybe a little bit of the humanity that 40 years in the public eye can kind of take away from you.’”
“Second Thought has assembled a stellar cast for what director Christie Vela admits was a terrifying proposition, and the actors prove themselves more than game throughout the play. The show is demanding, and raw, and per the stage directions, the actors are given a lot of interpretive freedom with the material—both a gift and a curse, one assumes.”
A theater director creates a live event.
A visual artist installs a piece.
A musician adds their magic.
What happens is a mash up/mix up, mess of multiple worlds colliding. Art+Party is an experience in the space between mediums. Art+Party is a party with art.
Come party with us on March 23! Click here for details and to make a reservation.
Cry Havoc, a Dallas-based teen theater company committed to producing artistically and intellectually challenging work with young people. For their latest project, Babel, a developing documentary theatre piece on gun violence, the team has enlisted Laura to create and manage a digital dramaturgy site. Check it out here!
“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.
"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."
"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."