Lauren is currently performing as Ashlee in the premiere performance of American Juggalo at HERE Arts. This play is a snapshot of the often mocked and misunderstood subculture of Juggalos, hardcore Insane Clown Posse (ICP) fans, who meet once a year for four days at The Gathering of the Juggalos. American Juggalo is a new docu-theatre piece adapted from the 2011 documentary short by Sean Dunne along with interviews conducted by the playwright from Insane Clown Posse shows at Webster Hall, The Well, and the 2018 Gathering of the Juggalos. February 13, 14, 20, 27, 28 at 7:00pm, and March 3 at 2:00pm. You can purchase tickets here.
Lauren is thrilled to announce the launch of her own theatre company, a project on which she is collaborating with Sophia Gutchinov. Lauren and Sophia met when both were apprentices in One Year Lease theatre company, and they have now began their own theatre company dedicated to creating and devising their own new works. They premiered their company on October 4th at Moon-o-logues, a performance night hosted by One Year Lease, with a short devised piece entitled The Stardust Between Us. Stay tuned for more performances to come!
I Know I’m Somebody
Lauren is currently portraying the Nurse in Sheba Jordan’s original play, I Know I’m Somebody, which is celebrating it’s tenth anniversary this year. Performances will be on October 31st at SOPAC and on November 1st at St. Paul Baptist Church in Harlem. Follow the links to purchase tickets!
As You Like It
Lauren recently performed in Purslane Theater Company’s production of As You Like It at Smiling Hogshead Ranch. In this production, Lauren portrayed Amiens, Sir Oliver Martext, William, and Jacques de Boys, as well as playing the flute.
Walking in NYC with 4 Wives
Lauren portrayed one of the wives in Karim Jovian's new YouTube video. She was thrilled to have the chance to be a part of this collaborative project and to perform in public, blurring the lines between audience / actors and reality / performance.
Lauren recently performed in a lead role in the premiere performance of new full-length play Self Preservation by Josh Coleman. Lauren plays Valerie, a rebellious teenage girl who feels trapped and seeks independence and a fresh start outside of her small town and adopted family who she refuses to acknowledge as her parents or brother. This play will be a part of Summerfest at the Hudson Guild Theatre. Performances will be July 24th at 6:15pm, July 28th at 8:30pm, and July 29th at 1:00pm. More information available at: https://www.facebook.com/events/245726822880109/ Tickets can be purchased at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3448976
Taking a Little Time to Feel Sorry for Myself
Lauren appears in new feature-length film Taking a Little Time to Feel Sorry for Myself as supporting role Gina. The film will premiere this summer. More information available at: https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8389530/
Lauren recently performed in a devised piece based on Audre Lorde's writing, life, and career. This piece was directed by Katherine Wilkinson at Columbia University. This was an incredible opportunity to create and perform with an ensemble of collaborators and to share an original work that told a meaningful story and represented all the individual voices that made up this powerful collective.
Lauren recently performed in a production of Electra at The Queens Theatre. She was part of the chorus, and she was thrilled to be a part of this collaborative process and to have the opportunity to continue the work she began studying Greek theatre and ensemble-based work this past summer as an apprentice with One Year Lease theatre company.
Lauren recently performed in the premiere performance of Family Dynamics at the Hudson Guild Theatre on February 12. Lauren played Kylie, a 16 year old girl who searches to assert her own independence in the midst of family conflict. More information available at https://www.facebook.com/familydynamicsplay/
Lauren recently worked on new webseries What's News? in which she played the lead, Petula Outlook, a quirky, young journalist. Petula gains insight on current events, politics, and public opinions by interviewing various people she encounters in New York City. The webseries can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSobGQjlii2RxZ0KHdXEYQQ/videos