Laura Abbott is a native Vermonter who graduated from Milton Jr./Sr. High School in June 2007. Her play, Trapped, has been performed at a regional one-act festival in St. Johnsbury as well as at a Vermont state one-act festival in Rutland. With Trapped, she went on to be one of the top 20 finalists in Stephen Sondheim's Young Playwrights Festival (2007). She is currently working towards her B.A. in Drama at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. Her college credits include: Ensemble member, The Vagina Monologues; Assistant director, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead; and Amanda, Dying to Be Thin. An Active Minds production in liaison with playwright, Linda Carson, Dying to Be Thin was split into eight separate, gender-neutral monologues and was performed in order to heighten the awareness of bulimia and other eating disorders. Ms. Abbott continues to write; she will be directing her new play, "The Memory Project" (working title) through IC Players. The show, about a family coping with death and memory loss, will be staged at Ithaca College in early December 2008.