Laura is delighted to be dipping her toe in the pool of musical comedy after many years. She has appeared in Guys and Dolls, Mame, and Kiss Me, Kate; as well as in the 2017 Cabaret for the Marin Musical Theatre Company. She performed dance, group a cappella and musical numbers in several variety shows. Laura is also a proud alumna of the University of California Marching Band.
Ms. Ackley is an architectural historian, the author of the award-winning book San Francisco’s Jewel City: the Panama-Pacific International Exposition of 1915, and is a noted public speaker. She holds graduate degrees from Harvard University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Laura has researched and written on historical topics for more than a decade. Previously she worked for Lucasfilm, Bechtel Corporation, Autodesk, wrote freelance articles and taught 3D computer modeling and animation.