For more than a decade, I have focused my creative energies on championing artists and making artistic visions come to life. Whether I'm tackling theater, opera, live events, advanced robotics, immersive place making, or large-scale themed attractions, my approach remains founded in an unrelenting commitment to quality. Brave Bandit is comprised of my network of artists, writers, producers, directors, designers, and makers I work with regularly. Fostering collaboration, supporting creative risk-taking, and keen attention to detail are the hallmarks of my style. Simply put, I love working with people, I love telling stories, I love solving hard problems, and I love making work that evokes emotion. For me, the process is just as important as the final product. By bringing a business-savvy mindset and an entrepreneurial spirit to the table, I am able to drive work forward and allow my team to focus on the task at hand. My collaborators know that in me, they have not only gained a thought-partner and leader, but an advocate willing to go the distance. - Laura Youngkin
We provide creative consulting, strategy, visioning, and ideation workshops for a broad range of clients including themed entertainment companies, non-profit arts organizations, healthcare incubators, talent retention firms, and more.
From early concept to design development, we can shepherd your idea forward and help you develop a rich body of creative materials. We partner with artists, designers, and writers to build fully-realized creative concepts.
Once the story is set, let us help you make it a reality. We engage with your vendors, manage production, and lead projects through design, production, and installation. Nothing is better than crossing the finish line together!
SNAPSHOT OF SERVICES
- Live Theatrical Production & Direction
- Production Management
- Owner's Representation
- Ideation Workshops
- Integrated Project Delivery Consulting
- Risk/Reward & Marketplace Analysis
- Vendor Research, Engagement, & Management
- Team Casting
- Blue Sky Ideation
- Creative Development
- Conceptual Packaging
- Pitches & Presentation Decks
- Event Design & Production
- Producing & Project Management
- Installation Oversight
- Strategic Visioning & Development
- Specialty Retail, Dining, and Hospitality
- Research & Development
- Events & Festivals
- Museums & Exhibits
- Theme Park Attractions
- Large-scale Theatrical Production
- Musical Theater
- Immersive Environments
CLIENTS | COMPANIES | COLLABORATORS
past & present
In addition to her theatrical work, Laura is the Founder of a platform for Millennial women called The Brave Millennial. This project has led Laura around the United States to meet with groups of Millennial women, conduct research on their collective experiences, and collect some valuable data. Under The Brave Millennial umbrella, Laura advises clients who want to attract more Millennial talent, evolve their current HR practices, or create workplaces cultures that reflect Millennial values: authenticity, collaboration, responsibility, flexibility, and meaning over money. She speaks at colleges and universities to help prepare Millennials entering the workforce and mentors a growing number of young women who are launching their careers. To have Laura visit your organization, please fill out a contact form at the bottom of this page.