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Laura Jewell

Laura Jewell

Laura Jewell is a staff writer for Girls in Capes living in Chicago. Her interests span literature, television, and film. Her favorite authors include the Bronte sisters, Haruki Murakami, and Tom Robbins. She is a proud member of many fandoms, including Harry Potter, Doctor Who, Firefly, and Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Her favorite movie is The Princess Bride.

Laura graduated from Miami University with a BA in theatre and has been working as an actor in Chicago since 2013. Recent favorite roles include Leah in The Dybbuk and Lydie Hickman in Lydie Breeze. She is also a student of improv and sketch comedy at the Second City Training Center.

She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of a theatre company called Crowded Bookshelf Dramatics that aims to inspire inclusive and open-minded thinking by performing literary works that confront societal conventions. Their first production will be a gender-blind interpretation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night performing in September of 2015.