October 24-29, 2017
Blackfriars Conference 2017, American Shakespeare Centre. Lauren will be taking the Blackfriars Stage once more at The American Shakespeare Centre in Staunton VA to present her paper What Hideous Noise : The Sounds of Bedlam on the Early Modern Stage. She looks forward to exiting (not pursued by the bear!).
December 8-10, 2016
Lauren will be taking the stage again with Peter MacDonald Productions at the Arts & Culture Centre, St. John's, NL with their Christmas Musical "Scrooge", as Mrs. Dilber Scrooge's housekeeper!
October 7-10, 2015
Lauren will be performing the role of Kala, in Disney's Tarzan by Peter MacDonald Productions in St. John's, NL. Check them out on Facebook. Don't forget to book your tickets through the Box Office at the Arts & Culture Centre, or by calling: 729-3900
Blackfriars Conference 2015, American Shakespeare Centre. Lauren will be presenting a paper, with actors, using the research she conducted this May 2015 at The Bethlem Royal Archives, Bethlem Museum of the Mind, in England. Title: TBA.
The Shakespeare Standard
Lauren is now an associate editor in Performance (Speak the Speech) with The Shakespeare Standard where she writes about current and upcoming Shakespeare projects in across Canada, and features artists, directors, actors, and more - so if you have something to say about The Bard, get in touch! You can check in on their website for her monthly posts/blogs! www.theshakespearestandard.com
Lauren performed in the role of Feste in The Shakespearience Group's production of Twelfth Night. The production ran with two casts (Adult & Youth) at Drury Lane Theatre Inc, in Burlington, Ontario. This was her company's first full scale production, and was well received by the community!
Primary research (dissertation specific) at The Bethlem Royal Archives, under the supervision of Archivist Colin Gale.
"Snatches of Old Lauds: Songs and Madness in Shakespeare's Plays"
Singing the World: Song in/as Literature. Yale Comparative Literature Graduate Student Conference 2015.
"Entertaining Madness : Diagnosing Performed Madnesses on the Early Modern Stage"
SAA, Vancouver, BC. Seminar: "Entertainment and Early Modern Plays", chaired by Laurie Johnson and James Murdock
Fortune's Fools, 3-woman performance piece, using text from Shakespeare's plays concerning female relationships and descents into madness. Performance dates: July 18 & 19, Burlington Student Theatre Centre, 2131 Prospect Street, Burlington, Ontario.
Tickets: $20 cash for a weekend pass
"Performing Early Modern Madness"
CATR, St. Catharines, ON. Seminar: Articulating Artistic Research, chaired by Bruce Barton
"Defining and Performing Madness in Shakespeare's Women"
ASTR "You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference", Dallas, TX, Shakespeare Working Group
"Diagnosing Madness on Stage: A Perspective on Madness in Fletcher, Middleton and Rowley, Shakespeare, and Webster."
Seventh Blackfriars Conference, The American Shakespeare Centre, Colloquy Session XIV: Playing Mad
CATR, Victoria, BC. PBR Seminar Participant, chaired by Bruce Barton
Performing Madness, Directed Reading and Performance at The Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies
Guest Lecturer: "Medea", Brock University, September 27 2011 for DART 2F94: Theatre as Cultural Practice
Lab Facilitator: “Unlocking Shakespeare’s Characters” : An Elemental and Archetypal Approach to Understanding Character", Brock University, May 9, 2011 for DART 1F01: Acting for Non-Majors
Guest Lecturer: "Shakespeare's Canadian, Eh?! : Re-Presentations of Shakespeare, Brock University, March 22, 2011 for DART 2P97: Canadian Theatre
" 'Revel in the songs that he sings' : A musical exploration in the storytelling of William Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece"
2010 Shakespeare and Popular Music Colloquium, Guelph University, Guelph, ON. Open Panel Papers