Jessica Laub was born in Milwaukee in the spring of 1970, thereafter spending her childhood days enjoying the summers on the shores of Lake Michigan and winters at the toboggan chute in Brown Deer Park.
Alas, she moved away to broaden her horizons, and studied out East for a few years at Syracuse University. After a semester "abroad" at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, she graduated with a B.A. in English and advertising.
After college, she worked at Glacier National Park, a ski hill in Steamboat, Col. and organic farms in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and California.
In 1995, Laub moved to Nicaragua where she worked on community gardens, reforestation and environmental education as a Peace Corps volunteer. While there, she learned to speak Spanish, pay attention to world politics and how to make tortillas.
Laub then returned to Milwaukee to join the ranks of the non-profit sector. Currently, she works at the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF) and keeps busy by painting, throwing pots, reading, trying to understand her two-year old son, seeing performances and howling at the moon.
|Arts & Entertainment - September 13, 2008|
|An evening with poet Ernesto Cardenal|
|Last night, I went to check out Ernesto Cardenal, respected poet, priest and political activist of Nicaraguan origin.|
|Arts & Entertainment - August 11, 2008|
|"Well" offers healthy dose of humor, insight|
|"Well" opened the season Friday night for the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center's Cabot Theatre.|
|Arts & Entertainment - May 1, 2008|
|"Spamalot" is more fun than a ferocious rabbit|
|I took in the touring musical show "Spamalot" last night at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.|
|Arts & Entertainment - March 14, 2008|
|“The Night is a Child” premieres at The Rep|
|I had the honor of being in the first audience to ever enjoy Charles Randolf-Wright’s new play “The Night is a Child” this week.|
|Arts & Entertainment - February 9, 2008|
|“Enchanted April” delights the ladies|
|“Enchanted April” opened last night at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Stiemke Theater.|
|Arts & Entertainment - February 3, 2008|
|"Glengarry Glen Ross” is a guy thing|
|I caught “Glengarry Glen Ross” last night at The Rep and I would really have to say, “It's a guy thing.”|
|Arts & Entertainment - January 29, 2008|
|Discovering Shakespeare's “Twelfth Night”|
|Milwaukee Shakespeare opened “Twelfth Night” this weekend at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield.|
|Arts & Entertainment - November 24, 2007|
|Cudahy Carolers celebrate a Milwaukee-style Christmas|
|On Black Friday, I ventured out to see In Tandem Theatre's “A Cudahy Caroler Christmas."|
|Arts & Entertainment - November 3, 2007|
|Milwaukee comes alive on Día de los Muertos|
|I headed down to 10th and National last night for “Día de los Muertos” and found Milwaukee's South Side to be very much alive.|
|Arts & Entertainment - October 17, 2007|
|No need to doubt Rep's "Doubt"|
|“Doubt,” a play opening this weekend at the Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse Theater, proved to be all the things I hope for in a night at the theater.|
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