Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia — where she graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts— Laura Roumanos worked as a Producer and Arts Administrator before making the big move to NYC, to join the Manhattan Theatre Club. She then headed over to St. Ann’s Warehouse where she was the General Manager for several years, producing and presenting large scale international theatre, music and art events.
Over the past several years, Laura has worked as the Senior Producer of Creative Time and recently has been a Producer & the Operations Director for the World Science Festival where she will be traveling in March 2016 to produce the World Science Festival in Brisbane, Australia.
Laura also continues to consult, manage, and produce numerous theatrical shows and events throughout New York City, including highlights such as producing Karen O’s new Psycho Opera for The Creators Project and VICE Media in 2011 at St. Ann’s Warehouse, and a subsequent tour to the Sydney Opera House. Laura also recently produced the Opening Ceremony Spring Fashion Show play written by Spike Jonze & Jonah Hill and Directed by Jonze at The Metropolitan Opera and Bryce Dessner’s & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Black Mountain Songs at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) which premiered in November 2014 and toured in 2015. Laura continues to act as a theatrical consultant to Spike Jonze and Karen O.
Laura is currently the executive producer and co-founder of United Photo Industries and Photoville where she has produced over 300 photo exhibitions and public projects throughout the world, and has brokered partnerships with over 100 entities including National Geographic, Instagram, TIME Magazine, The Pulitzer Center and Getty Images to name a few. Laura will also be producing for the 4th consecutive year the New York Times Portfolio Reviews, bringing together over 100 of the best editors & curators across the globe this spring to New York City.
Laura Roumanos has built a reputation in the New York Arts scene as someone to go to for consultation and advice regarding public art and multi-disciplinary projects across all mediums.