I write. I tighten. I heighten. I punch up. I brainstorm. I make it better. I make them laugh. I can't wait to work with you.
LA LAUREN (2016-2018)
Co-created, produced, and hosted The Gnat, a live monthly comedic parody of The Moth storytelling show featuring fictitious characters performed by some of LA's top comedic actors at Upright Citizens Brigade (UCB).
Performed monthly as an actor on UCB Maude Night sketch team Gorgeous.
Co-wrote and produced Bullen & Olson: Double Vision, which ran at UCB for 8 months and was selected for the 2017 SF Sketchfest.
Co-created, produced and hosted the monthly Time Out NY,Village Voice and New York Times recommended character sketch show Jana & Lauren Presents.
Wrote, produced and performed my multi-character solo show Our Condolences, which was selected for the New York International Fringe Festival.
Performed monthly at UCB with Maude Night sketch team Dangerous Woman.
Taught Creating Characters for Sketch at Magnet Theater.
I never pass up the chance to talk into a mic. You can hear me on podcasts like Relatively Healthywhere host Janie Stolar and I discuss our shared experiences of parental loss and grief. In June of 2016, my comedy partner Jana Schmieding and I were honored to give the keynote address at the University of Oregon Theater Department commencement, where we talked about the importance of collaboration in successful creative pursuits.
I was voted Most Inspirational Player three times by my teammates at Lincoln High School: once for Varsity Basketball; twice for Varsity Soccer. I'm a great hype woman.
I'm thrilled to be back in my hometown: Portland, OR!