Skip to Content

Department of Theatre and Dance

Our People

Lauren Wilson

Title: Assistant Professor, Theatre
Department of Theatre and Dance
Phone: 803-576-7936
Office: Longstreet 428
Lauren Wilson

MFA, Sarah Lawrence College.

Lauren Wilson is a theatre director, playwright, actor, and teacher, specializing in physical performance styles and ensemble creation. She was a core faculty member at the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre for twelve years, five of them as School Director.

At Dell'Arte, Lauren played a key role in the development and evolution of the Master of Fine Arts and Professional Training Programs, where she taught physical acting, mask performance, commedia dell'arte, voice, movement, clown, and ensemble creation. She began her career as the director of Blue Heron Youth Theatre in Vashon, WA, and has taught at the State University of New York, Humboldt State University, Zimbabwe Theatre Academy, Portland Actors Conservatory, and American Conservatory Theater. 

Lauren has directed, written, and performed in many productions with the Dell'Arte Company, and collaborated with theatre performers and ensembles from Zimbabwe, Sri Lanka, Canada, Finland, Italy, and the US. She graduated from Reed College and received an MFA in Theatre from Sarah Lawrence College. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service, and in the Vintage anthology Laugh Lines.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.