Feature film The Harder They Fall previewed on October 6, 2021 at the 65th BFI London Film Festival and is directed by the incredibly brilliant Jeymes Samuel (aka The Bullitts). "Written by Samuel and Boaz Yakin, produced by Shawn Carter, James Lassiter and Jeymes Samuel, and featuring a red hot soundtrack and a stunning all-star cast, including Jonathan Majors, Zazie Beetz, Delroy Lindo, LaKeith Stanfield, Danielle Deadwyler, Edi Gathegi, R.J. Cyler, Damon Wayans Jr., Deon Cole with Regina King and Idris Elba, revenge has never been served colder." - BFI London Film Festival
Catch Laura in episode 108 of the CBS All Access original series Interrogation. As Grace McGovern, Laura helps Detective David Russell (played by Peter Sarsgaard) as he seeks help for his father (played by Michael Harney).
Laura played B in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning Three Tall Women at the Aux Dog Theatre, directed by Frederick Ponzlov. This powerful production closed to standing ovations and sold-out houses.
Short film Beggar Girl screened at the Covellite International Film Festival, the Garden State Film Festival, and Rainier International Film Festival. Directed by MaryLee Herrmann and starring Laura Norman, in Beggar Girl a veteran war journalist confronts her harshest critic.
Laura played the Pilot in Grounded, a profound and powerful one-woman show with Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company. An unexpected pregnancy ends an ace fighter pilot’s career in the sky. Reassigned to operate military drones from a windowless trailer outside Las Vegas, she hunts terrorists by day and returns to her family each night. As the pressure to track a high-profile target mounts, the boundaries begin to blur between the desert in which she lives and the one she patrols half a world away. Grounded is written by George Brant and was directed by Josh Hartwell. Following a critically acclaimed run in Denver, Grounded was brought to Boulder for another successful run.
Laura Norman played Myra Babbage in the exquisitely beautiful BETC production of Ghost-Writer, directed by Josh Hartwell, and written by Michael Hollinger. Novelist Franklin Woolsey dies mid-sentence, but his secretary Myra continues to take dictation. Attacked by skeptics, the press, and Woolsey's jealous widow, Myra sets out to prove she is more than just an artful forger. Is she trying to steal Woolsey's legacy, or does she truly posses a gift born from a relationship that transcends the professional? An unusual romance blooms from the creative process as Ghost-Writer walks the fine line between fact and fiction. Also starring Jim Hunt as Franklin Woolsey and Anne Sandoe as Vivian Woolsey. Ghost-Writer's wildly successful run in Boulder played to sold-out houses and rave reviews.
In the feature film The One Who Loves You, Laura plays Sandy, hairdresser to Gloria Bethune (played by Katharyn Grant), who has returned to her hometown after failed attempts at a singing career in New York. Directed by Katharyn Grant and written by Beaty Reynolds, "The One Who Loves You is set in the 1970's, with musical numbers, nuanced acting and writing, and tasty photography...inspired, in part, by Robert Altman's 'Nashville'...The One Who Loves You is the story of a man who is, for all appearances, one of society’s losers, and a woman whose inability to live according to convention is both her downfall and her saving grace."
In the Season 3 Finale of In Plain Sight, Laura co-stars as Cynthia Curtin, a Literature Professor who seeks advice from bartender and friend, Gabe, played by Joe Spano. It stars Mary McCormack as Mary Shannon, a US Marshal working in the Federal Witness Protection Program. The episode is directed by Michael Morris. Season 3 of In Plain Sight is available on DVD, including audio commentary of the Season Finale by Mary McCormack and Fred Weller.