A playwright can write, but if there are no actors, it is just words on paper. Actors can act, but if there is no director, they go astray. Improvisers can perform, but if there is no audience, the magic is lost. The creative process is not a solitary act, it is working together to create something beautiful. Collaboration is what drives Lauren as a director and producer. She has worked in the professional and educational arena for 20+ years. Professional work includes Southern Rep Theatre, Landing Theatre Company, Playhouse 1960, Class Act Productions, and more. From 2006-2010 Lauren served as the Director of Theatre Arts at Northland Christian School. She has also spent many years coaching middle and high school students in Speech & Debate, including multiple TFA State Finalist and National Qualifiers (NSDA, NIETOC). Over the past few years, she has produced short films and loved every minute working with her partners. Lauren is the founder of Out of Mind Productions, whose goal is to produce stories that stir the heart. In the fall of 2019, Lauren began working for CITA as the Director of Theatre & Theology.
Lauren is currently pursuing a MAT in Theology, Arts, and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary on a Presidential Scholarship.
To create with Lauren, please contact her here.