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Work Highlights
Comedy Directing Reel

A selection of funny TV and film projects directed by Lauren. She has helmed comedies for NBC, FXX, SonyCrackle, and truTV. Her indie pilot Everyone Together was an official selection at SXSW 2020 and won “Best Comedy Pilot” at SeriesFest 2020.

 
The Dating Shows

Writer + Director

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Red Flags and The Blind Dates  are two interactive, live shows for audiences of one-at-a-time, each recreating the experience of a very strange first date. Red Flags has toured Denver, San Diego, and Los Angeles, and won "Best Overall Immersive Work" at Hollywood Fringe Festival (2017). The Blind Date was a commission for Off Center at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. 

 
Everyone Together

Director

Indie half-hour pilot about the resentments and wounds that emerge during a week-long family wedding. Official Selection at SXSW 2020. Winner: "BEST COMEDY PILOT" (SeriesFest 2020).

 
Rochester, 1996

Writer + Director

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A three-hour, immersive odyssey across five locations in Los Angeles, exploring identity and community through the eyes of a queer Christian kid in the 90s. Described as "downright perfect" by No Proscenium. Winner of the Speakeasy Society's Golden Key Award for immersive theatre (Hollywood Fringe 2018).

 
Ex-Girlfiend

Director + Co-Writer

An animated short series on FXX's anthology show Cake. Anna's dead. Gregor's the only one who can see or hear her. Too bad they broke up six months ago. Streaming on hulu.

 
Hamlet-Mobile

Writer + Director

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An immersive adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet performed in cargo van. Winner: "Best Game Design" award (IndieCade 2016). Published in the Best Plays from American Theater Festival 2015 (Applause).

ABOUT LAUREN

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Lauren Ludwig (she/they) is a queer writer/director who specializes in comedy, interactive storytelling and creating communities for artists. Their work explores complex people navigating identity, community, and emotional mess, often in heightened or surreal circumstances. Lauren uses comedy, magical realism, ritual, discomfort, film and live performance to ask: How do we live with ourselves and each other? 

Lauren's half-hour pilot Everyone Together was an official selection at the 2020 SXSW Festival. Their animated series Ex-Girlfiend is currently airing on FXX's Cake. Lauren writes and directs for the award-winning immersive theater company Capital W whose work has won “Best Overall Immersive Work” (Hollywood Fringe, 2017) and “Best Game Design” (IndieCade Festival, 2016). A passionate educator, Lauren was the Director of the AFI Directing Workshop for Women and is a co-founder of Wayward, a retreat in the Canadian wilderness for artists of marginalized genders. 

GROUPS LAUREN RUNS

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WAYWARD

A creative retreat in the Canadian wilderness for women and nonbinary artists pursuing their creative calling with focused, full-time intention.

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CAPITAL W

Capital W is a radical theater collaboration that creates experiential art. Based in Los Angeles, Capital W has produced award-winning experiences since 2015.

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LOST MOON RADIO

Los Angeles comedy group that specializes in sketch and original music. Featured on Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack and NBC's Bring The Funny. 

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CONTACT

You can reach Lauren through her management:

Aaron Kogan 

424-234-3125

akogan@aaronkoganmanagement.com