Laura Crotte

  • Interdisciplinary
  • Chicago, IL

Born in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Laura Crotte was stage actress,
vocalist, dance instructor, and deviser of her own productions since an early
age. She spent a decade in Veracruz training in mask techniques, dance, and
psychotherapy working as Non-verbal Communication professor, voice-over artist;
translating, producing, and touring national and internationally with puppets,
musical, and original productions. Crotte has been in Chicago for over two
decades as union theatre actress performing in English in full productions,
stage readings and developmental workshops with some of the main theatres. As movement coach and actress, she has traveled to Wisconsin, Colorado,
Pennsylvania, and California. She has performed in Spanish in Peru,
Argentina, Cuba, Canada, and extensively in Mexico. Laura has been a bilingual
educator, art and culture consultant, teaching artist in residence, music
instructor, professional development trainer, and performer in numerous
schools, libraries, and community centers in Illinois, Wisconsin, NW Arkansas, and
Mexico. She has directed, adapted, and devised theatrical pieces; designing and constructing costumes, masks, music, movement, and sound for community performances as well as her own adaptation of Lorca´s “Blood Wedding” fully produced by The Goodman Theatre. She works in the community with
parents involved in education, early learning, literacy and bilingualism. As a
vocalist, she has been featured and recorded with different ensembles, and has some film credits participating in national and international film festivals. Mc
Arthur Foundation supported a binational cultural exchange she designed and
produced between community organizers in Chicago and artists, scholars, indigenous women´s rights leaders from multicultural Mexico.
Lone-wolf deviser of ritualistic space interventions, anthropology
of theatre explorer of myth and archetypes, an intercultural syncretic
expression researcher experimenting with “the rite of presence”, Crotte devotes herself to live performance.