Lauren Keating is a freelance director based in Brooklyn, where she is Producing Artistic Director of Propaganda: A Festival Celebrating Russian Voices at Cooper Union. Lauren’s favorite directing credits include Al’s Business Cards (At Play), This is How We Do It (New Ohio), Comedie of Errors (New Lions), EARTHA (NYU), The Confidence Man (Woodeshed Collective)and Measure for Measure (New Lions). Lauren has directed with 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: 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 taught with BAM and The Public Theater, visiting prisons, high schools and marginalized communities through out the five boroughs.
Lauren is a 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 two-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 most recent production, The Rocks, was presented by BAM in The Fischman Theater and their upcoming piece, everything and nothing, will run at Dixon Place this spring.
Lauren is a Time Warner Foundation Fellow with The Women’s Project Lab, 2012-2014. Upcoming productions include The Architecture of Becoming, at NY City Center, and The Harmonious Pimps of Harmony, by Daniel Hartley.