Laura Courter, Teaching Artist

Laura Courter, Teaching Artist

Laura Courter has been a Teaching Artist for 25 years. Her degrees in Theatre Arts and English Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have led her into developing innovative children’s educational programming and curriculum design throughout her career. Laura has received Teaching Artist training through the Kennedy Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Arts and Science Council of Charlotte in the Art Start program, the South Carolina Arts Commission and Fulton County Arts Council in Atlanta. Since moving to Sarasota, Laura is the Education Coordinator for Players Theatre, a Teaching Artist with the Ed Explore program sponsored by the Arts and Cultural Alliance and the Sarasota County Schools. She is a Van Wezel and an Orlando Repertory Teaching Artist. She has taught classes for Venice Theatre and worked as a Visiting Artist in the Lee County School System.


  1331 Westport Ln, Sarasota, FL 34232



Writing and Acting Out Your Own Folktale

Program description

Using the power of the arts, especially creative dramatics, Teaching Artist, Laura Courter has developed a folktale writing residency that will have your students engaged in Creative Drama activities resulting in writing their own folktale.  Using the concepts of Character, Location (setting), Action (Elaboration) and Plot students will use acting exercises each day to create a well-organized folktale.  Each day, students will act and write and the final day of the residency their stories will be performed in their classroom setting.

Booking / scheduling contact

Laura Courter


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: Teaching Artist Residency
Population served: 3-5
Subject: Language Arts, Theater
Bilingual: No

In your classroom

Fees / Ticketing:

$25 - Starting Cost Per Student

5 day residency $500 per classroom/2 classrooms back to back $900 1 classroom daily rate $150/2 classrooms $250. One hour workshops available $150 per classroom. This includes meeting with the teacher before the residency, and all materials and handouts for the students.


Is transportation needed for this exploration?: No
Is financial assistance offered?: No

Program info

Summer or Family Programs Offered?: yes