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Born in Mexico-Tenochtitlan, Laura Crotte was stage actress, vocalist, dance instructor, and deviser of own productions since an early age. A decade in Veracruz training mask techniques, dance, and psychotherapy working as Non-verbal Communication professor, voice-over artist; translating, producing, and touring national and internationally with puppets, musical, and original productions. Crotte has been in Chicago 24 years as union theatre actress performing in English in full productions, stage readings and developmental workshops; touring to Colorado, Pennsylvania, California, and Wisconsin. She has performed in Spanish in Peru, Argentina, Cuba, Canada, and extensively Mexico. Laura has been bilingual educator, art and culture consultant, teaching artist, music instructor, professional development trainer, and performer throughout numerous schools, libraries, community centers in Illinois, Wisconsin, NW Arkansas, and Mexico. She has directed, adapted, and devised theatrical pieces; designing and constructing costumes, masks, music, movement, and sound for community performances as well as Goodman Theatre- who produced her own adaptation of Lorca´s Blood Wedding.  She trains parents involved in education, early learning, literacy and bilingualism. As vocalist, composing, concerts, and recordings are her credits. Her film credits include short, feature, national and international festivals.  McArthur Foundation supported a binational cultural exchange she designed and produced between community organizers and artists, scholars, women/indigenous rights leaders from Chicago and Multicultural Mexico.  

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