About: Laurie Lathem is a writer, producer and arts educator. She is currently conducting an oral history project, Ghost Mode: Teens in the Pandemic.

Read about Laurie’s current writing workshops here:


Arts Education: As an Artistic Director and arts educator, Laurie designed and opened the School of Theatre at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and served at the helm of the Virginia Avenue Project, an arts mentoring program for struggling and underserved youth. She was the Director of the Moment Work Institute, a global nexus of artists and teachers, at Tectonic Theater Project.

Laurie has also taught creative writing and playwriting to incarcerated youth, launched numerous school residencies in playwriting and initiated fruitful collaborations with other arts organizations.


Writing and Directing: Laurie has written for the stage and screens both big and small, essays and fiction. She has directed and starred in solo shows, and written and directed various plays for the Virginia Avenue Project and Berkeley Rep’s School Touring Production.


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