Hi, I'm Lauren.

I write dark, comic plays about class, families of happenstance, and seekers of hidden knowledge. They’re grounded in realism, but full of ghosts, invisible dogs, aliens, and other spirits.I grew up in Dedham, Massachusetts, and ended up in New York City, where I recently graduated from the MFA playwriting program at Hunter College.This winter, I was awarded a 2024 Woodward Residency. I’ve been a finalist for the Bushwick Starr Reading Series and the Risk Theatre Prize, as well as a semi-finalist for the Playwrights Realm Writing Fellowship, The Terrence McNally Fellowship, The Next Forever Residency, and the WP Lab.Before becoming a playwright, I worked on political campaigns, in the private sector, and for the United Nations in Italy and New York.I also run Ardita Collective, a digital communications agency.

Coming Up

In June, Jaclyn Biskup is directing our adaptation of The Employees, a novel by Olga Ravn, at Theaterlab in NYC.In August, 2024, my play Snowbirds will be a part of The Omnivores Summer Reading Series.My play Zeus 4 was recently selected for LPAC’s Rough Draft Festival, and will be part of the LPAC’s Work in Progress festival in October, 2024.In the spring of 2025, Zeus 4 will also be produced by Pace University.

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Check out my plays on New Play Exchange.I used to live in Rome and have a ton of recommendations if you’re visiting.Background image is Pool, Red Rim by Katherine Bradford.

Thank you!

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