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Theatre Outreach

Lauren has been involved with the drama program at John Stanford International School since 2015 through ASA and Lathyrus Theatre. There she directed five shows for fourth and fifth graders including Robin Hood, Alice in Wonderland, Stories Under the Big Top, Porridgegate, and Treasure Island. She also choreographed musical numbers for plays at Bryant Elementary and Jane Addams Middle School. Lauren values a process based experience that focuses on the development of voice, movement, and imagination.

Ease Drama Beijing Theater Exchange

In 2016 Lauren had the pleasure of co-directing a theater exchange with a group of students from Beijing, China. In a two-week period in February and August, Lauren worked with the students on several focal points of drama technique including development of the voice, physicality, imagination, set design, and costuming. Each two-week workshop culminated in the performance of a 10 minute play written by local playwright, Edward Mast. The Seattle exchange was supported by Sweet Pea Cottage Enterprises.

Since 2016, Lauren has traveled Beijing, Suzhou, Dalí, Wuzhen, and Dalian, China to direct theatre camps in English for Chinese students. Lauren also co-teaches adult workshops on Play. If you are interested in learning more, please contact Lauren at llinder092@gmail.com.