Short Bio

Laura Zam Bio


Laura Zam is a writer and performer. Her first-person narratives for the stage have been presented in New York (Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Public Theater, Dixon Place) as well as regionally (Woolly Mammoth, The Kennedy Center, The National Theatre, and others) and internationally (Celetna Theatre in Prague). Her newest play MARRIED SEX, commissioned by Theater J, was a semi-finalist for the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and was part of the 2013 New York International Fringe Festival as well as being performed Off-Broadway in the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row. Laura has published extensively: plays, monologues, essays, and articles. Awards include the Amiri Baraka Literary Prize, an Open Society grant, a Tennessee Williams Fellowship, and an Artist Fellowship from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. Also an arts-healing educator, Laura has worked with trauma survivors internationally, including teens from the Middle East, U.S. military, and survivors of sexual abuse/assault. She has taught at Brown University, UC Berkeley, The Omega Institute, and others. She has an M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brown University.  Laura is currently turning her play MARRIED SEX into a trans-media project that includes touring performances, a blog, a memoir, live conversation events (sex brunches), personal essays, workshops with abuse/assault survivors, and e-books. See more about this project here: Tame the Shame.


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