Laura Crotte hails from Mexico, where she developed a career as an actor, stage director, vocalist, and teaching artist. She has trained at Instituto de Arte Escénico, Laboratorio de Antropología Teatral, and School of Dramatic Literature at National University of Mexico-UNAM. Laura has worked in Chicago in numerous public schools, libraries, and community learning centers. She is a faculty member at Old Town School of Folk Music, teaching music to the school’s youngest students, and has collaborated with Logan Square Neighborhood Association in a variety of Educational programs. She is an Equity theater actor who has performed and directed at the Goodman Theater and many other venues. She has been part of the Illinois Arts Council Artist Roster for many years.
Merging expression formats, crossing borders, and exploration of new languages, channels of perception, and perspectives are the backbones of Laura’s multidisciplinary practice. She enjoys experimenting with Drama, Poetry, Dance, Music, and mask/prop/costume making as tools to foster new learning, inspire profound research, and confront previous and new information when working with students. Laura’s work in schools is frequently framed within History, Archaeology, Cultural Art, and Languages. Her programs seek to explore, enhance, and support diversity and understanding.