Lauren started in May 2019 and is excited for her first full season at Portland Stage! She’s a director/dramaturg at heart, and graduated from Colby College in 2015 with a BA in Theater & Dance and English Literature. She worked briefly in theaters in the Boston area as a director/stage manager before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland, where she interned for the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company, and received an MSc in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of Edinburgh in 2017. Since moving to Portland in 2018, Lauren has worked with as many local companies as she could fit into her schedule. In her little spare time, Lauren enjoys beading, baking, and spending time with her cats.