Lauren Keating is a Brooklyn-based director of new and classic work. Adaptations of classic texts include LULU (Seen at Dixon Place in Feb 2015), Comedie of Errors, Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, Measure for Measure, AC/JC (An evening length adaptation of Julius Caesar and Antony&Cleoptra) and King Lear. Lauren has directed Off-Broadway, downtown and regionally, with institutions including The Public Theater, Ars Nova, 3LD, Woodshed Collective, New Georges, NYU, Cooper Union, AtPlay, The Players Theater, The Old Vic, The Prospect Theater, Peculiar Works Project, The Space, Vampire Cowboy Battle Ranch, New Lions Productions, The Mint Theater and The Flea Theater.
Regional credits include: The Antony and Cleopatra Project (McCarter Theatre, workshop, with Tarell McCraney), Translations (Yale University), Fill Our Mouths (Workshop, Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Metamorphoses (Young Actors Studio, The McCarter Theater), The Big Come (The University of New Mexico), Lulu, Learning Russian and Charlotte’s Web (The Hangar Theatre) and Pugilist Specialist and Seagulls (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Lauren has guest directed for Fordham University, mentored for BFA directing candidates at New York University, and teaches with BAM and The Public Theater, visiting prisons, high schools and marginalized communities through out the five boroughs.
Lauren is a Time Warner Foundation Fellow, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab member, a founding member of The Internationalists, a New Georges Affiliated Artist and the Old Vic/New Voices Exchange American Director, 2009. She is an NYU/Tisch Alumni, the former Artistic Associate at The Shakespeare Society and a four-time Drama League Directors Project Fellow.
Lauren in the General Manager of LAVA, a dance-theater-acro company that has been performing original works in NY and nationally for the past thirteen years. LAVA’s recent productions include The Rocks, presented by BAM in The Fischman Theater, and Tracks, commissioned and presented by Dixon Place.