Lauren studied improv at The Annoyance Theatre & Bar with Mick Napier and with Paul Vaillancourt (co-Founder of iO West) at iO West. She has taken workshops and classes with such improv notables as Kevin Mullaney, Jill Bernard, Rebecca and Rich Sohn, Adal Rifai, Susan Messing, and Mark Sutton and members of the UCB Theater in New York City.
Lauren hosts The Improv Teachers (winner of Best of Improv Podcasts, 2017 and 2019, PlayerFM). A weekly podcast dedicated to discussing the art of teaching improv. Guests include Jill Bernard, Louis Kornfeld, Susan Messing, Will Hines, and Jimmy Carrane.
Additionally, she is a veteran of numerous improv festivals where she has been invited to perform and teach. Most recent festivals include Femprovisor Festival in San Francisco, Countdown Fest, Detroit Improv Fest, Red Rocks Improv Fest, San Diego Improv Fest and internationally at the Ireland Improv Festival.
Lauren also directs and produces including original works from local playwrights via The Playwright’s Round Table and The Orlando Fringe Festival.
As a writer, Lauren has been featured in publications such as Razed, Slackjaw, Belladonna, MockMom, Points in Case, and Robot Butt. She honed her satire skills via Second City.
She works with a variety of organizations including Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida where she helped design an inclusive theater program for the DSACF members. She also teaches workshops on group dynamics and working with families and individuals who have physical and intellectual disabilities.
Resume can be viewed HERE !