Laura Bond

Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies and Drama
Whitesides Hall, 120

Office Hours

  • Wed: 

    • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
  • Fri: 

    • 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Also by appointment.

Laura Bond, Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies & Drama

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 EEPs and applies them to her teaching 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 this method go to

Professor Bond has a 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.


MFA Acting/Directing, Syracuse University
BFA Related Arts, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania


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 theatrical forms, recognizing how powerful their art can affect society.

Courses Taught
Dram 111 Acting I
Dram 113 Expressive Voice & Body
Dram 212 Scene Study
Dram 362 Principles of Directing I
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
Arts 310 Art and Emotion
Arts 310 The Art of Vocal Expression
Arts 179 Powerful Stories