B I O G R A P H Y

Laura Leininger-Campbell is a playwright and actor. An O’Neill National Playwrights Conference finalist, her play "Eminent Domain" premiered at the Omaha Community Playhouse on August 25,  2017. The play won the Omaha Entertainment Award for Best Drama and Best Original Play.   Laura is currently a writer-in-residence with the Great Plains Theater Commoners.  Her play "Worms" was selected and workshopped at the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2019.  Her play "Terminal" was selected and workshopped at the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2017. She has written a number of adaptations, including Bram Stoker’s The Jewel of Seven Stars; and Dangerous Beauty, based on Oscar Wilde’s novel The Picture of Dorian Gray.  Both productions were featured by Omaha’s Joslyn Castle for its annual Literary Festival. 

In 2020, Laura rejoined Joslyn's Literary Festival as director and screenwriter for The Phantom of Knockmourne Hall, an original film which premiered in October 2020.

 

Laura received her theater training from Connecticut College,  the National Theater Institute, and received the Lee Strasberg Institute Scholarship, training in New York City.