The Ensemble

Laura Maitland

Laura holds a Bachelor of Creative Arts from the University of Melbourne, and trained at the VCA in 2005. Before moving to Melbourne she worked with Shakespearience and The Big Hoo-Haa in Perth, and appeared as Medea at His Majesty’s Theatre.

In 2006 she played Lady Macbeth in White Whale Theatre’s acclaimed production of Macbeth ReArisen, which toured to the Edinburgh Fringe.Her theatre credits include leading roles in Melbourne productions of Attempts on Her Life, Melburnalia, Europe, Tabula Rasa, Rhinoceros, RSVP, Mirror, Mirror and Segue.

 

She also voiced the title role in Claire Hooper’s radio comedy series I Love Lulu. In 2010 she appeared in Smudged as part of The Brisbane Festival, and in The Artisan Collective’s Sydney season of Breathe a Little and Call it Life. Laura was invited to perform a guest role in Patricia Cornelius’ Taxi as part of the 2011 Big West Festival, and was part of the ongoing development and production of Shotgun Wedding, which premiered at the 2012 Next Wave Festival.

 

She also appeared as Capulet and Romeo in Zoey Dawson’s celebrated all-female production of Romeo and Juliet.  In 2013 Laura had roles in The Doctor Blake Mysteries, Underbelly: Squizzy and Neighbours, and performed the role of Simone Chester in Yes, Prime Minister in Australia and New Zealand. Laura is a proud member of The Kin Collective, whose debut production Glimpse she directed at fortyfivedownstairs in 2012.

 

She is also currently developing a new work with Elbow Room, in which she is playing poet Marilyn Hacker. The show will premiere at Theatreworks in July.