Laura Alcalá Baker headshot

Laura Alcalá Baker

Director & New Work Developer
2021 Make a Wave
Visual Arts

Laura Alcalá Baker is a director and new work developer. She formerly served as the Casting Director/Artistic Programs Manager at Victory Gardens Theater. Most recently, she directed the world premiere of Isaac Gomez’s The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys (Steep Theatre) and The Way She Spoke: A Docu-mythologia (DCASE, Greenhouse Theater Center). She also directed the audio drama Brava by Nancy Garcia Loza (Make-Believe Association), available on all podcast platforms. Other select works include The Pillowman (The Gift Theatre), Equivocation, The Giver, 11:11, and Collapse (B Street Theater). New play workshops and readings include works at The New Colony, Paramount Theatre, and Goodman Theatre. She recently joined Steep Theatre’s Ensemble.

Laura is a proud member of the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists (ALTA) and was nominated for their Best Casting Director and Best Director awards (Brava). She was also Jeff Award-nominated for Best Director for her work on The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys.

Profile image by: Joe Mazza, Brave Lux Photography

Featured Artworks

  •  Laura Alcalá Baker artwork "The Way She Spoke" Photo by Michael Brosilow Greenhouse Theater Center
  •  Laura Alcalá Baker artwork "The Pillowman" Photo by Claire Demos The Gift Theatre
  •  Laura Alcalá Baker artwork "The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys" Photo by Lee Miller Steep Theatre
  •  Laura Alcalá Baker artwork "The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys" Photo by Lee Miller Steep Theatre