Laura Lippman

Temporary Lecturer
Area of Focus: Performance / Directing
M.F.A. Directing, Carnegie Mellon University

Laura teaches acting and directing in the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film where she recently received the Dr. Morgan Recognition Award  for teaching and service. UNL directing credits include: Medea, Really Really and Dancing at Lughnasa (Fall, 2015) Prior to moving to Lincoln, she taught acting and directing at The University of Arizona’s School of Theatre, Film and Television. Select UA directing credits include: Love Song, The Arsonists, and Vinegar Tom. Further Tucson directing credits include: Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Dying City and Blackbird (2010 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Drama and Best Director of a Drama) Select acting credits include: Old Times, The Decameron and The New Electric Ballroom (2012 Arizona Daily Star Mac Award for Best Drama) at The Rogue Theatre in Tucson, AZ. Additionally, Laura has directed and developed new work for over two decades participating in events such as: The National New Play Network Showcase and Orlando Play Fest.  Laura frequently collaborates on productions and courses in Ancient Greek Drama with her husband Mike—a professor in UNL’s Department of Classics & Religion. Last season the two departments teamed up to create a conference in connection with the production of Medea, and this summer (2015) Laura and Mike lead a six-week trip to Greece through the American School of Classical Studies in Athens.