Laura Dowling is a lighting designer with over 20 years of professional credits in opera, dance, and theatre. Past designs include: Arms and the Man (University of Central Arkansas), The All Night Strut! (UA Little Rock), The Barber of Seville, La Boheme, The Magic Flute (Opera in the Rock), Bodyworks 2015 through 2019 (UA Little Rock), Dance Harvest 2012 through 2018 (UA Little Rock), Much Ado About Nothing (Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), Madama Butterfly (Orig. Design Stephen Strawbridge, Palm Beach Opera), Dream of the Pacific (Washington National Opera), and numerous operatic concerts and many other theatrical events.
She is also an assistant for numerous designers across the country and has assisted in over 50 Operas with the Washington National Opera in Washington, DC. A native of Little Rock, Arkansas, she earned her MFA in Lighting Design at Indiana University.