Lauren is a Chicago-based director, educator, and dramaturg. Favorite directing credits include: Legally Blonde the Musical (Beverly Theatre Guild), The Christmas Five: A Holiday Mystery (Mudlark Theater), Cowabunga (Broken Nose Theatre), Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Strawdog Theatre), This is a Chair (Haven Theatre), and Women of 4G (Babes with Blades Theatre Company). As an assistant director and dramaturg in Chicago, Lauren has worked with various companies including: About Face Theatre, Firebrand Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Theater Wit, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, Writers Theatre, and Windy City Playhouse. Lauren served as the 2016/2017 Artistic Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and as a fellow in the 2018/2019 Directors Inclusion Initiative at Victory Gardens Theatre. As a teaching artist, Lauren works with Steppenwolf Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, and Mudlark Theater.