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.
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 including Hamburg, Tokyo, Lodz, Sydney and Shanghai, and has brokered partnerships with over 100 entities including National Geographic, Instagram, TIME Magazine, The Pulitzer Center, NYC Parks and NYC Department of Transport to name a few. UPI recently has been working with the United Nations and produced and curated 17 large scale exhibitions at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul and is working on a longterm global project on Migration to be completed in 2019.
While spearheading UPI, Laura also recently served as the Senior Producer for the Future of StoryTelling Festival in New York City and has in the last 6 years worked at various wonderful non-profit institutions such as Creative Time as their Senior Producer and has been Moonlighting as the Line Producer and Director of Operations for the World Science Festival on a freelance basis.
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) and toured internationally.
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.