Laura Alcalá Baker is a Chicago-based director and new work developer specializing in unearthing the missing canon and reimagining the existing one. She lives in the intersection of a mixed child, one and both - Mexican American. Chicago directing credits include The Leopard Play, or sad songs for lost boys (Steep Theatre); The Way She Spoke: A Docu-mythologia (DCASE, Greenhouse Theater Center); Nancy García Loza’s Brava (Make-Believe Association); BULL: a love story (Paramount Theatre); and The Pillowman (The Gift Theatre). Regional directing credits include Equivocation, The Giver, 11:11 and Collapse (B Street Theater). New play workshops and readings include work with Steep Theatre, The New Coordinates, Paramount Theatre, and the Goodman. She is a Steep Theatre ensemble member and a proud former member of the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists. She was nominated for "Best Casting Director" and “Best Director: Brava” at the ALTA Awards.