about

 

Lauren is a director and writer based in Los Angeles.

She works regularly in film and television, most recently directing the truTV sketch series Passive Aggressive History, part of Rachel Dratch's Late Night Snack. Lauren founded the filmmaking collective Darty Hall; with them she wrote and directed the feature, 5 Pilgrims. Lauren also directed the web series Ex-Girlfiend which won the truTV Development Award at the 2015 New York Television Festival.

An experienced stage director, Lauren is a founding member of the immersive theater company Capital W. Her adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet staged in a cargo van, Hamlet-Mobile, was included in the anthology Best Plays from American Theater Festivals 2015 and was the winner of the Best Game Design award at IndieCade 2016.

Lauren is passionate about comedy. She regularly directs the Los Angeles sketch show Lost Moon Radio, which she co-founded in 2009.

Lauren teaches screenwriting through the Corey Mandell Professional Screenwriters Workshops. She is a graduate of Northwestern University and the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.

AWARDS

Best Overall Immersive Work at Hollywood Fringe 2017 (awarded by the Immersive Critic's Circle) / Red Flags, 2017

Best Game Design at the IndieCade Festival / Hamlet-Mobile, 2016

truTV Development Award at the New York Television Festival / Ex-Girlfiend, 2015

Nomination for Best of Physical Theater at Hollywood Fringe Festival / Hamlet-Mobile, 2015

Best of Comedy at Hollywood Fringe Festival / Lost Moon Radio, 2012 

Best of the Fringe Award from the LA Weekly / Lost Moon Radio, 2012

LAUREN IS A MEMBER OF

Lost Moon Radio

Los Angeles comedy group that specializes in sketch and original music.

Capital W

Immersive theater company based in Los Angeles specializing in intimate, site-specific performances.

Darty Hall

Filmmaking ensemble dedicated to creating innovative, engaging movies through non-traditional development processes inspired by our work in theater.

Wayward

A creative retreat for women pursuing their artistic calling with focused, full-time intention.