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Drama

Laura Eckelman

Assistant Professor of Drama
Education

M.F.A., Yale School of Drama, 2011
B.A., Middlebury College, 2005

Teaching

Introduction to Theatrical Design
Lighting Design I
Collaboration (with Professor Fox)
Stage Management
Theater Practicum

Professional Experience

Recent Design Work includes:
Snow Queen, Triad Stage
Into the Woods, Connecticut College
Four Dead in Ohio: Antigone at Kent State, Connecticut College
Animals Out of Paper, Perseverance Theatre
Turandot, Toledo Opera
Romeo and Juliet, Yale Repertory Theatre
Bossa Nova, Yale Repertory Theatre (world premiere)
Unpack the Elephant, Asphalt Orchestra (Associate LD)


Laura J. Eckelman is a theatrical lighting designer whose projects range from classical drama to contemporary performance art. Her work has been seen at theaters all over the country, including Connecticut College, Perseverance Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre. Laura prides herself on creating nuanced and elegant designs, but her greatest commitment is to the collaborative process. She loves nothing more than being in the room with opinionated and creative partners who share both mutual respect for each other and a passionate dedication to the work at hand.