Laura J. Parker is a costume designer, educator, and actor living in Raleigh, NC. She is the Assistant Director of Costume Design/Costume Shop Manager at North Carolina State University Theatre, and has been with University Theatre since 2010. She lectures on costume technology, construction, design, and history.
She has been designing and creating costumes for theatrical productions and historic re-enactors since 1999, with a focus on historically accurate clothing reproductions and historically inspired fantasy costuming. Previously she was the resident costume designer and instructor of costume design at William Peace University. She has also designed for area theaters including Honest Pint Theatre Company, Sweet Tea Shakespeare, South Stream Productions, BARE Theatre, and North Raleigh Arts and Creative Theatre.
She has been studying and performing improv comedy with Raleigh's Village Idiots since 2009, and has been a regular actor in the Raleigh theatre community since 2014.
Ms. Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology from Georgia State University (1998) and a Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University (2011).