Laura Hutchins is a theater director, acting coach and actress.  Currently she directs and teaches students in grades one through eight at the Washington Montessori School in New Preston, CT.  She directs the Middle School play and Theater Lab, teaches the Cultural Residency, and directs Shakespeare and Elementary Theater.  She has directed, taught and led workshops locally at The Taft School, The Warner Theater Center for Arts Education, Newington High School, and Hall High School in West Hartford, CT.  She has worked as an actress, singer and teacher in Maine, San Francisco, Seattle, New York and on tour.   Favorite roles include The Witch in Into the Woods, Sissy Jupe/Mrs. Blackpool in Hard Times and Fanny in On the Verge.  Training: The Boston Conservatory, American Conservatory Theater and San Francisco State University (BA).  She lives with her husband and two children in Burlington, CT.