Laura Newman is a voice of liberation and a prolific singer, composer and filmmaker. She opened 6 times for Neil Young as the Diva of the Church of Stop Shopping.
Laura has directed hundreds of films including the feature film comedy WE ARE THE HARTMANS starring Richard Chamberlain. As a cinematographer, she is most well known for capturing the ‘water on fire’ shot in the Oscar-Nominated documentary GASLAND which galvanized activists and led to the banning of Fracking in NY State.
Laura is the founder and lead singer of the Abracadabra Trip,, a mobile concert that plays on the roof of a bus at iconic locations around NYC and beyond. Her unique performances combine theater, film, music, performance art, and activism, inspiring and unifying audiences. Laura’s music renditions of the 1st Amendment and the Declaration of Occupy Wall Street have become anthems for peace, heard on stages, and in the street all over the world.
She is a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of The Arts.
photo by Bob Krasner
Graphic Designer/Poster Artist