Lauren Whitehead is a writer, performer and MFA recipient in Dramaturgy (Columbia University). Recent performances include a workshop of We Shall Not be Moved (Apollo Theater, Dir. Bill T. Jones) and Zillah in A Bright Room Called Day (Connelly Theater). She recently directed How Bodies Reclaim Light (New York Live Arts) and was playwright/adapter of Three Sisters: Tulsa 1921 (The Secret Theater). An excerpt of A Tribe Called Blessed, her one-woman musical, debuted at the Women Center Stage Festival (Lynn Redgrave Theater) and her play, stunning, still was read at Naked Angels after a residency at Vineyard Arts Project. In addition to co-curating the Conscious Language Festival at The Wild Project, Lauren has performed her work in various venues around the country including The Sundance Film Festival, The Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and The Nuyorican Poets Café. She was featured on HBO’s documentary, Brave New Voices. Her poems have been published in selected anthologies and an excerpt of her nonfiction manuscript, Virtuosically Invisible was published in Union Station Magazine. Lauren teaches dramaturgy at The New School and facilitates a poetry and performance workshop at Juilliard.
With Poetic Theater Productions:
Writer and Actress in “Presents…” development series
Dramaturgy and Assistant Director for Paradox of the Urban Cliché
Associate Producer for Poetic License 2015