LAURIE MURPHY works as a record clerk with the PEI Government Department of Transportation & Infrastructure. She is also an arts and entertainment producer and marketing and communications/PR practitioner. She teaches improv on Monday evenings at the Haviland Club, starting in October 2021 through to June 2022.
MARRAM Marketing & Productions owner Laurie Murphy started her sole-proprietor business in 2015. A specialist in the creation and execution of strategic marketing and communications/public relations campaigns, she helps companies and individuals build brand and awareness. She has provided marketing, communications and public relations work for a number of organizations, such as Pleiades Theatre, Project Bookmark Canada, Textile Museum of Canada, Gros Morne Summer Music, Love-In Dance Collective, and Future Tense. She lives in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.
Murphy produces her own shows, such as the heritage award-winning Ebb & Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI (with co-creator and producer Amanda Mark), Wild Violets Soloist Showcases, Play in the Park Full-length Outdoor Shakespeare Plays (with Jason Rogerson & Dr. Shannon Murray), ImprovPEI/The F.I.G.H.T. Club, and The HA Club shows.
Murphy is a national award-winning media relations practitioner, recognized for professionalism and grace under pressure. She has also received awards for her work in heritage, writing and direction.
For several years, Laurie served as a jury coordinator for the Canadian Public Relations Society National Awards for Excellence, and was host of the National Conference in 2018. In her volunteerism with CPRS, she has also served as Past President of the CPRS PEI Chapter and President Elect of the CPRS Ottawa-Gatineau Chapter.
Theatre is a passion for Murphy. She loved volunteering as assistant director for the Benevolent Irish Society's production of For Better, For Worse, directed by Paul Whelan, in March 2021 at the Irish Cultural Centre on North River Road, Charlottetown. She will again assist in directing in March 2022 with I'm the One For You.
Laurie Murphy directs Ebb & Flow: Tides of Settlement on PEI (with music direction by Amanda Mark) annually since 2019. She directed and produced Sunday Night Improv in July and August 2021 in the Great Room of the historic Haviland Club, 2 Haviland Street, Charlottetown, and looks forward to the 2022 summer season of shows.
Laurie Murphy's photo is by See That One Photography.
Twitter: @MarramMktgPR @dalvayborn @TheHaClub @Ebb&FlowPEI
Instagram: @laurie_murphy_marram & @laurie.murphy.779
I am in love with the arts. I create and produce my own theatre, such as plays, comedy, improv, and music. In my life and work, I have always known that creativity and artistry has to be at the core of everything I do.
Ensemble productions are my favourite work. Creating art for others to enjoy is especially rewarding. So is helping spread the good news of other artists, and professional theatre organizations in Canada.
I'm very lucky to be doing what I love as my profession. Creating, producing or promoting the arts has allowed me to travel across Canada and meet interesting new people all the time.