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Laura Leininger-Campbell is a playwright and actor. Her writing, including the plays Eminent Domain, Worms, Terminal, and her new work, Buried Phoenix, will always be a search to illuminate the intersections between our real-world struggles and the hope we conjure within ourselves to get us through.  Currently, she is a resident playwright with Great Plains Theater Commons.  Eminent Domain premiered at the Omaha Community Playhouse in 2017. Her plays Worms and Terminal were workshopped at the Great Plains Theater Conference in 2017 and 2019.  She wrote and directed the film The Phantom of Knockmourne Hall in 2020. Literary awards include: O’Neill Playwriting Conference (Finalist, 2015), Henley Rose Playwriting Competition (Runner-up, 2022), Great Plains Theater Conference (Playlab Playwright, 2017 and 2019), and the Omaha Entertainment Awards (Best Play and Best Original Script, 2018) 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.  


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

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