Lauren is a Washington D.C. based lighting designer. Originally from Houston, Texas, she holds a B.A. in Theatre and Dance (Lighting Design) and a certificate in Business Foundations from The University of Texas at Austin. She is currently pursuing her MFA in Lighting Design at The University of Maryland.
Lauren has designed for Imagination Stage, The Hangar Theatre (Wedge and Kiddstuff series), Nu Sass, Signature Theatre (Signature in the Schools) among others. She apprenticed at The Santa Fe Opera and The Olney Theatre Center (MD), and served as The Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Lighting Design Assistant as part of the FAIR program. She has worked as an electrician all over the country including Actors Theatre of Louisville, Texas Performing Arts, and The Des Moines Metro Opera.
“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”
– Edith Wharton
I’m a candle, using my light to reveal environments and express emotion. I cast shadows and illuminate the unseen. I use light to tell stories, create atmospheres, inspire, and lead individuals on adventures. I burn the brightest and shine the most when I am using light to create art.
I’m also a mirror for others’ lights. I reflect the hard work and passion of my talented collaborators. I recognize and appreciate the different perspectives of my colleagues and work to bring out the best in those around me.