Lauren Feldman BS Rauthors 082217

Lauren Feldman


BSR Contributor Since August 22, 2017

Lauren Feldman is a playwright, deviser, professor, dramaturg, and a maker of contemporary circus theater. She has been nominated for the Wendy Wasserstein Prize, Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award, New York Innovative Theatre Award, and the Doric Wilson Independent Playwright Award. Hailing from Miami, she’s lived in seven cities and is currently in Philadelphia.

Lauren Feldman is a queer feminist playwright whose taste tends toward the theatrically adventurous, physically ambitious, intimate, inquisitive, and deeply honest. Her plays include To Thrive, or What You Will (New Georges Audrey Residency); Another Kind of Silence (PlayPenn Conference, O’Neill Finalist, Playwrights Realm Fellowship, Drama League workshop); Amanuensis (Northwoods Ramah Theatre Company commission); THE EGG-LAYERS (Jane Chambers Honorable Mention, O’Neill Finalist, New Georges/Barnard College co-commission); A PEOPLE (Orbiter 3, Jewish Plays Project Residency); GRACE, OR THE ART OF CLIMBING (Denver Center Theatre Company, Nice People Theatre Company, ATCA/Steinberg New Play Award Nomination, Barrymore Nomination, Kilroys List); several ensemble-devised works, including Gumshoe (New Paradise Labs with the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Rosenbach), And If You Lose Your Way, or A Food Odyssey (The Invisible Dog, New York Innovative Theatre Award Nomination), Lady M (Philadelphia Live Arts Festival), and The Apocryphal Project (Yale Cabaret), among others; and a baker's dozen of short plays. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama and the New England Center for Circus Arts, Lauren is also a New Georges Affiliated Artist, a Foundry mentor, a teacher of playwriting (Bryn Mawr College, University of the Arts, PlayPenn, McCarter Theatre), and a creator/performer of theatrical circus. She trains and coaches at the Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, and teaches dramaturgy for circus artists at Circadium and around the country. Hailing from Miami, she has lived in seven cities and is now in Philadelphia – where she is a proud Orbiter 3 playwright. She is writing three new plays.

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Emma can climb, but can she pull herself out of a depression? (Illustration for BSR by Hannah Kaplan.)

BSR Scripts and Sips: Lauren Feldman's 'Grace, or the Art of Climbing'

Up and out

The seventh in BSR's Scripts and Sips series is Lauren Feldman's 'Grace, or the Art of Climbing.' It's not exactly new and unproduced, but it has been reworked since its Philly premiere. We guarantee your pulse will rise just reading this incredibly physical drama.
Lauren Feldman Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

Lauren Feldmanand Illustration by Hannah Kaplan

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