Creator & Executive Director
Laura Frye started Lowell Storytelling in September 2018. She first moved to Lowell in August 2000 to attend University of Massachusetts Lowell as an undergraduate student studying music performance. She fell in love with the city, and permanently made it her home when she and her husband bought their house in 2016.
Laura has more than 13 years of non-profit administrative experience, primarily with performing arts organizations. As the current Director of Development of Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT), she leads the organization’s fundraising efforts by working closely with the board of trustees, staff, patrons, and the community. Before joining MRT, she worked as a major gifts officer at Boston Ballet, and as assistant manager of society giving for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
Laura previously served on the City’s Lowell Cultural Council. The Lowell Cultural Council is an agent of the Massachusetts Cultural Council which receives funding from the Massachusetts Legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Story Coach & Technical Director
Carter Miller has extensive experience crafting stories and teaching storytelling. He studied English Literature at Syracuse University and worked for many years as a freelance theatre artist. He taught a course at Watertown Children’s Theatre for 6 years where students would write, direct, film, and edit their own short stories. Carter currently works at Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) as the Lighting and Sound Supervisor. In the summer he is the Technical Director and Councilor at Middlesex Community College’s Children’s Summer Theatre Program.
Carter first moved to Lowell to attend Middlesex Community College in 2008. He and his wife (full disclosure: it’s Laura!) bought a home in Lowell because he loves Lowell’s combination of city and nature offerings. He loves being able to walk to work and downtown, and still have a lovely backyard with trees, grass, and a great view of the Merrimack River.