|Title:||Assistant Professor, Theatre
|Department of Theatre and Dance|
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.