Lauren Ludwig is an award-winning director and writer working in film, television, and theater. An AFI Directing Workshop for Women alumna, Lauren has developed multiple television projects with various partners including Universal, Participant Media, truTV, and FX. She co-created and directed the sketch comedy series Passive Aggressive History for truTV. Lauren is a founding member and the director of Lost Moon Radio, an award-winning Los Angeles comedy group that has performed at SF Sketchfest, the Broad Stage, South Coast Rep, and New York’s Rockwood Music Hall. Lauren’s first feature, 5 Pilgrims, will be arriving on VOD this fall.

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. Her work with Capital W has received rave reviews and won Best Overall Immersive Work at Hollywood Fringe 2017 and Best Game Design at IndieCade 2016.

Lauren is the Director of the American Film Institute's Directing Workshop for Women. She is a passionate educator and has taught writing and performance classes across the country. She is also a founder and creative guide at Wayward, a Canadian retreat for women artists. 

Lauren is a graduate of Northwestern University and grew up in Syracuse, NY.


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

Game Design Award 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


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.


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