Laura Bond

Professor, Interdisciplinary Studies and Drama
Whitesides 120
828.232.2992

Office Hours

  • Mon: 

    • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
  • Wed: 

    • 12:45 - 1:45 p.m.
or by appointment

Professor Bond's research and teaching specialty is in the emotional effector patterns (EEP) informed by scientific research. Professor Bond holds a rare master teacher certification in the EEP's and applies them to her teacing in UNCA classes, in workshops nationally and internationally.  She combined the EEP work with somatic education methods to design a physical approach to expressing and modulating emotions called the Emotional Body® method.  She has focused most of her artistic and scholarly activity to the development and dissemination of this method for performers and the general public through workshops in Chile, Mexico, Great Britain, Canada, and throughout the USA. To read more about her method go to http://www.emotionalbody.co/

Professor Bond has an MFA in Acting/Directing, is a master teacher of the Estill Voice System, and has a BFA in the Related Arts.  She has served as the UNCA Arts & Ideas Program Director since 2005.  She is the author of TEAM For Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting and The Emotional Body: A Method for Physical Self Regulation. She has also published three study guides for theatre with Penguin Press on Antony and Cleopatra, Lysistrata, and The Plays of Agatha Christie. Laura is the author of two plays produced by TheatreUNCA, The Place of the Great Turtle’s Back and Birds of a Feather.

Education
MFA Acting/Directing, Syracuse University
BFA Related Arts, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
Objective
To foster well-rounded artist-thinkers who embrace inventive collaboration and creative inquiry, while exhibiting embodied knowledge and skillful expression of ideas in their creation of various artistic forms, recognizing how powerful their art can affect society.

Courses Taught
Arts 178 Powerful Stories
Arts 310 Art and Emotion
Arts 310 The Art of Vocal Expression
Dram 111 Acting I
Dram 113 Expressive Voice & Body
Dram 212 Scene Study
Dram 362 Principles of Directing I
Dram 379 Conscious Breathing for Health and Wellness
Dram 415 Advanced Acting: Emotion Studies for the Actor
Dram 415 Advanced Acting: Acting Styles
Dram 415 Advanced Acting: Acting for the Camera (Co-taught with Mass Comm Directing Class)
Dram 462 Principles of Directing II
Publications
Book - TEAM for Actors: A Holistic Approach to Embodied Acting, which incorporates the Alba Method with other traditional acting techniques. Her book is available on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble sites in paperback and e-book formats.

Study Guides - Three study guides for theatre with Penguin Press on Antony and Cleopatra, Lysistrata, and The Plays of Agatha Christie.

Plays - Author of two plays produced by TheatreUNCA, The Place of the Great Turtle’s Back and Birds of a Feather.

Presentations - Laura Bond presents nationally and internationally in workshops and conferences on the Alba Method since 2007.  She is also a professional actor, stage director, and singer with various credits for performing and directing since she arrived at UNC Asheville in 1998.