Teaching Artist

Since 2017

Lauren Katz is a freelance director, dramaturg, and teaching artist. Recent directing credits include: Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins (Strawdog Theatre), This is a Chair (Haven Theatre), Women of 4G (Babes with Blades Theatre Company), and Toni and Marcus: From Village Life to Urban Stress (Illinois Holocaust Museum). As an assistant director and dramaturg in Chicago, Lauren has worked with various companies including: About Face Theatre, Firebrand Theatre Company, Goodman Theatre, Theater Wit, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Victory Gardens Theatre, Redtwist Theatre, Writers Theatre, and Windy City Playhouse. Lauren served as the 2016/2017 Artistic Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and as a fellow in the 2018/2019 Directors Inclusion Initiative at Victory Gardens Theatre. As a teaching artist, Lauren also works with Steppenwolf Theatre and Mudlark Theater.

Bio as of 2019


B.A. in English Literature and Drama, Kenyon College