Biography

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Laura Shatkus is an actor, director, and writer hailing from Chicago where she trained for both the stage and camera for 10 plus years before earning an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas in 2015.

For over 20 years, she has worked professionally in theatre in Chicago and regionally (Florida Repertory Theatre, The Hippodrome Theatre, North Dakota Shakespeare Theatre, TheatreSquared, The Gift Theatre, Collaboraction, Mary-Arrchie, Muse of Fire, and 16th Street Theatre among others) as well as appearing in Mindcage, starring John Malkovich and The Hallmark Channel's Follow Your Heart and Finding Love In Mountain View among other feature films.

As a director and producer she has presented everything from contemporary theatre in non-traditional spaces to opera and has also recently started directing for the camera.

Fun Facts...

  • Trained extensively in Shakespeare's Folio Technique and is available for text coaching.

  • Directs everything from social media spots to theatre and opera.

  • Writes and casts educational video games for The Tesseract Center for Immersive Environments and Game Design and Causeway Games.

  • Avid outdoors woman versed in kayaking, hiking, and finding secret swimming holes.

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