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



Mother Goose on the Loose

Program description

Mother Goose flies in to present a fun-filled performance suitable for K-3.  Performing as Mother Goose, teaching artist Laura Courter will spin yarns, present poems and have your students rolling in the aisles.  Teachers may pick from a list of fairy tales or make suggestions of their own.  Mother Goose is a Master storyteller enhancing oral traditions and integration of reading materials.  Teachers can select the stories they would like presented from a list of old favorites, but are welcomed to make requests.  Mother Goose is available to visit classrooms and even help with the students compose their own “Mother Goose Tale.”

Booking / scheduling contact

Laura Courter


Program detail
Artistic discipline:
Cultural Origin: Array, Array
Program type: In-School Performance
Population served: K-2
Subject: Language Arts, Theater
Bilingual: No

In your school!

Fees / Ticketing:


$500 per performance/2 back to back $900 Classroom visits: 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