Laura Axelrod is an author and playwright. Originally from Connecticut, she received her BFA and MFA in Dramatic Writing from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. As a journalist, her work has appeared in The Birmingham News and Humanities – published by the National Endowment for the Humanities. She was also a columnist at The Clyde Fitch Report, in which she interviewed changemakers and key people in the US arts scene.
Her published books include her play, Everybody in This House and a collection of early poetry and monologues, A Measuring Cup of Balances.
Laura was one of the first wave of theater bloggers in the United States, a role that was discussed in the book, Theatre Blogging: The Emergence of a Critical Culture by Megan Vaughan.
In 2008, Laura created Project 1968, a blog docu-novel exploring the lives of three young women in that tumultuous year. Educause Review discussed Project 1968 in “Web 2.0 Storytelling: Emergence of a New Genre.”
As a playwright, her work has been performed in New York, California and Europe.