LaurenThomas-066
Yiddish Fiddler On The Roof-187
NYTimes Fiddler
The Goree All-Girl String Band
Reza (Once Nat'l Tour)
The Sussman Variations

Lauren grew up just outside Philly in Wallingford, PA, and is now based in NYC. She was raised in a musical household, picking up any instrument she could get her hands on. A multi-instrumentalist (violin, flute, piano, guitar, saw), Lauren has been able to combine her love for music and acting as an actor/musician. Some highlights so far have been touring the country with Once, the musical, and playing the Fiddler in the Off-Broadway Drama Desk Award-winning revival of Fiddler on the Roof (in Yiddish, directed by Oscar and Tony winner Joel Grey).

Lauren received her BFA in Acting from Boston University, and has a certificate in classical acting from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Lauren has performed on stages all over the US, and even in Ankara, Turkey, where she lived for two years. She loves traveling and learning about new cultures, and has worked a range of jobs from teaching yoga, singing with cover-bands, to teaching ESL and music. A passionate advocate of using theater to educate and build empathy in young people, Lauren founded her own theater-ed program, Breaking Barriers.

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY

RESUME

Off-Broadway


FIDDLER ON THE ROOF The Fiddler (Shprintze, Beylke u/s) Stage 42 & NYTF (dir. Joel Grey)




National Tour


ONCE Reza 2nd National (dir. Shaun Peknic)




NY & Regional Theatre


THE GOREE ALL-GIRL STRING BAND Georgia NYMF (dir. Ashley Brooke Monroe) YOUR NAME ON MY LIPS Fantasy Suzannah Midtown Int. Theatre Festival THE SUSSMAN VARIATIONS Miranda Boston Playwrights' Theatre (dir. Jeff Zinn) MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Hero & Balthasar It's a Fiasco THE TEMPEST Miranda Hedgerow Theatre NOT NOW, DARLING Sue Hedgerow Theater (dir. Jared Reed) DEATH AND THE POWERS Ensemble A.R.T. (dir. Diane Paulus)




London Theatre


KING LEAR Edgar London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art




Readings/Workshops/Concerts


MONOPOLY Ensemble/Toppi Racecar Araca Group and Hasboro Inc. (Donna Feore, Rick Elice) DUET WITH ITZHAK PERLMAN Performed the Fiddler Theme (Fiddler on the Roof) with maestro Itzhak Perlman 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz Temple Emanu-El (Streicker Center)




Training


BFA Acting - Boston University College of Fine Arts Classical Acting Certificate - London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art PA Governor's School for the Arts - Acting




Speical Skills


MUSIC Violin (advanced), flute (advanced), piano, piccolo, guitar, saw DANCE Armed & unarmed combat, certified yoga instructor, ballet, tap, jazz, tumbling skills LANGUAGE Turkish (conversational), Spanish DIALECTS British (RP), Czech, Irish, Southern (twang and drawl), others upon request OTHER Passport, drivers license





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