Ann Elkington 2012, used with permission

Ann Elkington 2012, used with permission

Laura J. Eckelman is a theatrical lighting designer based on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, only a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington DC. When she's not teaching undergraduate design and management at Washington College, she freelances on projects ranging from classical drama to contemporary performance art. Her work has been seen at theaters all over the country, including Studio Theatre, Triad Stage, Perseverance Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre.  She holds a B.A. in Theater from Middlebury College and an M.F.A. in Design from Yale School of Drama.

Laura prides herself on creating nuanced and elegant designs, but her greatest commitment is to the collaborative process itself.  Her favorite projects involve being in the room with opinionated and creative partners who share both mutual respect for each other and a passionate dedication to the work at hand.