She is currently developing an original piece about the first chatterbot, Conversations with ELIZA (The Drama League, First Draft Residency 2018) and continuing development on Emily Zemba's On Loss and Mice and Monsters and Love (LPAC Rough Draft Festival 2018; The Drama League; Exquisite Corpse).
Last summer, Lauren directed productions of Lauren Yee's in a word and developed and directed Sarah Einspanier's in search of, both in the Directing Studio at Williamstown Theatre Festival. Additional directing credits include the development and premiere productions of Kaela Mae-Shing Garvin's Ambition: The Female American Serial Killer Musical (Ars Nova/ANT Fest); Matthew Minnicino's Malefactions (Chinatown Soup); Aeneas Sagar Hemphill's Black Hollow (Signature/Columbia); and Paige Goodloe's solo-piece about her battle with depression, Journey to the Center of a Black Hole (Alchemical Theatre Lab).
Lauren was the Associate Director to Rachel Chavkin on the 2017-2018 national tour of Bess Wohl's Small Mouth Sounds (Maximum Entertainment; Ars Nova production). As an assistant, she has also previously worked with Leigh Silverman, Anne Kauffman, Oliver Butler, Mark Brokaw, Ken Rus Schmoll, Les Waters, Elizabeth Swados, and 600 Highwaymen.
◊ 2018 Drama League First Draft Resident ◊ 2018 Williamstown Directing Corp ◊ 2018-2019 SDC Observership Class ◊ 2017 Lincoln Center Directors Lab Alum ◊ 2017 Drama League Rough Draft Resident ◊ 2016-18 Manhattan Theatre Club Directing Fellow ◊ 2015-2016 Playwrights Horizons Robert Moss Directing Fellow ◊ BFA: NYU/Tisch School of the Arts