applied theatre & somatics
"Laura's course has changed my life."
Emergence comes from disturbance. We access structural change (cellular, relational, ecological, political, or social) by encountering points of instability. Disturbing the living system requires the truth of the fool, the hope of the clown, and the disobedience of the bouffon.
Your inner queen will never dismantle any castle.
I help changemakers find personal and relational agency, embrace failure, develop conflict fluency, and release the fool inside in order to bring their unique medicine to the world.
My work is for changemakers who:
have discovered that safety is a bridge, not a destination
long to play and delight in their own brand of silly
recognize that an identity built around “healing” is limiting
are familiar with trauma frameworks but resonate more with finding new rhythms and patterns than excising what is “trapped” in their tissues
want to develop personal agency, conflict fluency, and relational intimacy through broadening their capacity for choice - not by fixing their “unhealed” parts
want to explore and appreciate all the ways they can be themselves
orient toward the collective more than the personal and the system more than the parts
feel they have exhausted the benefit of listening to and following their body's cues and are ready to contextualize their pain by Creating.Something.New.
My work is an experiment in how depth can hold hands with levity, how decentralizing the self can call forward personal authenticity, how safety and risk co-exist, how novelty and predictability dance as partners, how we claim our knowing as real while cultivating a willingness to sit in mystery, and how the most generative spaces are often the emptiest.