's plays include AMANUENSIS (Northwoods Ramah Theatre Company commission); TWENTY KINDS OF SILENCE (Drama League New Directors/New Works Fellowship); THE EGG-LAYERS (National Playwrights Conference Finalist, New Georges/Barnard College co-commission); A PEOPLE (Jewish Plays Project NYC Residency); FILL OUR MOUTHS (New Theatre, Carbonell Nomination); GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING (Denver Center Theatre Company, Nice People Theatre Company, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award Nomination, Barrymore Nomination); several ensemble-devised works, including AND IF YOU LOSE YOUR WAY, OR A FOOD ODYSSEY (The Invisible Dog), LADY M (Philadelphia Live Arts Festival), and THE APOCRYPHAL PROJECT (Yale Cabaret), among others; as well as a dozen short plays and an autobiographical solo piece. Lauren has been nominated for the Barrie and Bernice Stavis Playwright Award, Wendy Wasserstein Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award, and she was a 2014-15 Jerome Fellowship Finalist. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, Lauren is also a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a teacher of playwriting (Bryn Mawr College, Fairleigh Dickinson University, Two River Theatre Company, and others), and a creator/performer of theatrical circus.
In 2010, she fell in love with theater and circus as a hybrid art form through the Brooklyn ensemble LAVA; soon she began creating theatrical circus duets with Megan Gendell, and then landed at the New England Center for Circus Arts for the kind of artful and rigorous physical training she'd craved all her life. She has performed handbalancing, solo trapeze, and duo trapeze in festivals and cabarets from Montpelier to San Francisco, Philadelphia to New York City, and beyond. Combining her passions for circus and theater, Lauren served as a panelist on Circus Dramaturgy at the 2014 Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival.
These days she is performing two new circus acts, and writing three new plays. Feel free to contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.