Lighting is the polish that makes a work of art complete. It has the power to pull us out of reality and suspend our disbelief just long enough to live within the world of a story. It is our emotional guide through a story that makes us feel things that we cannot always put into words. It is this power that makes theatre a force that can change the world.

Laura is currently a third year MFA Lighting Design candidate at Illinois State

University. She graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University with a BA in Theatre Arts. 

"You can do what you have to do, and sometimes you can do it even better than you think you can" - Jimmy Carter