Lauren is a playwright and theatre artist who came to South Carolina as the 2014 HUB-BUB/Spartanburg Little Theatre theatre artist-in-residence. While in SC, she started a youth playwriting festival, a reading series of new works, and created a one-night Shakespeare series called Drive-By Shakespeare. Before coming to SC, she lived in New York City for ten years, where she worked as an actor, musician, and playwright and earned her BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
Most recently, she was a semifinalist for the first-ever Shakespeare’s Sister fellowship, whose jurors described her work as “funny, strange and kinda heartbreaking.” Her work has been developed and workshopped with HUB-BUB, Ground Up Productions, Boomerang Theatre Co., Flux Theatre Ensemble, FringeNYC 2013, and many others.  Some of her work is published online at indietheaternow.com. She currently lives in Spartanburg, where she runs a weekly play reading series with local writers, works at the Spartanburg Little Theatre and teaches.