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Laura Rice

  • lrice10@depaul.edu
  • Group Sales
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Theatre Staff
  • (773) 325-8531

Laura is a Chicago native and has worked as an arts and university administrator creating and executing media, marketing and audience development plans for over 18 years. Throughout this time, she has been employed by a number of highly regarded arts organizations and educational institutions in Chicago, New York City and Los Angeles.

Rice's career began at Chicago's eta Creative Arts Foundation, where she managed marketing and public relations for 11 theatre productions, six art exhibits, arts-in-education programs and three annual special events each season. Laura moved to New York City where she directed group sales and audience development for a number of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, including: Having Our Say, Paul Robeson, Smokey Joe's Café, Seven Guitars, and Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk under the auspice of Lola C. West Group Sales.

As the Associate Director of New York University's Institute of African-American Affairs, Laura produced numerous conferences, lectures, concerts, film screenings and festivals, and art exhibitions. She also directed marketing, media relations and audience development for Walker International Communications Group. Her tenure included leading the national public relations campaign for the Dance Theatre of Harlem's 40th Anniversary and the grassroots marketing efforts for Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's performance series at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

A graduate of Mount Holyoke College, Laura is the creator and host of Full Body Frequency, a radio show celebrating plus-size women through the exploration of beauty, fashion, health and wellness, art and culture, travel and love.