Laura Ramadei is a freelance artist and producer in theater, film, and new media. She's a Founding Member of The Nola Project, and a producing alum of WP Theater's Time Warner Foundation Lab, and Producing Director and Co-Founder of Lesser America. Lesser America World Premieres include NY Times Critics' Picks Trevor (Time Out NY Best of the Year Honorable Mention), Carnival Kids, in a word, and most recently AGNES, among other notable productions.
Ramadei also serves as the Director of Creative Development for the American Playwriting Foundation, helming the Relentless Award, created in honor of Philip Seymour Hoffman. Relentless Awarded plays include: is god is (Soho Rep produced NY Times Critic’s Pick; optioned for film dev by A24 and Scott Rudin); Dance Nation (Playwrights Horizons World Premiere, NY Times Critics’ Pick; 2017 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner); and The Wolves (Playwrights Realm, Lincoln Center, Scott Rudin produced NY Times Critics’ Pick; Pulitzer Finalist).
Upcoming: “Unicornland" (Season 2), a digital series featured in Rollingstone and NPR's “All Things Considered”, among others. “Gwen and Mina’s Puppetopia”, a digital series written by Sarah Todes, directed by Rachel Wolther (Snowy Bing Bongs Across the North Star Combat Zone), with Diana Oh (my lingerie play).
In addition to producing across mediums, Ramadei also provides freelance script development and works as a content creator, and corporate communications trainer. Ramadei is widely known for penning an open letter about sexual harassment and the poor treatment of individuals in the service industry. The note went viral, resulting in articles, features, and interviews with Huffington Post, Gothamist, Jezebel, New York Magazine, The Atlantic, and The Meredith Vieira Show.