Private Coaching with Lauren Shepherd

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Upcoming Projects:

Nothing at this time - Lauren is taking a year's maternity leave from her academic studies.

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

October 2015

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!

Past Projects/Papers/Conferences:

August 2015

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! 

May 2015

Primary research (dissertation specific) at The Bethlem Royal Archives, under the supervision of Archivist Colin Gale.

April 2015

"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.

April 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

July 2014

Fortune's Fools3-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

May 2014

"Performing Early Modern Madness"

CATR, St. Catharines, ON. Seminar: Articulating Artistic Research, chaired by Bruce Barton

November 2013

"Defining and Performing Madness in Shakespeare's Women"

ASTR "You Are Here: The Post-Thematic Conference", Dallas, TX, Shakespeare Working Group

October 2013

"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

June 2013

CATR, Victoria, BC. PBR Seminar Participant, chaired by Bruce Barton

May 2013

Performing Madness, Directed Reading and Performance at The Robert Gill Theatre, University of Toronto, Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance Studies 

September 2011

Guest Lecturer: "Medea", Brock University, September 27 2011 for DART 2F94: Theatre as Cultural Practice

May 2011

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

March 2011

 Guest Lecturer: "Shakespeare's Canadian, Eh?! : Re-Presentations of Shakespeare, Brock University, March 22, 2011 for DART 2P97: Canadian Theatre

September 2010

" '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