Class of 2010
Major/Minor: Theatre & English minor in Creative Writing
It’s my personal belief that a liberal arts education nurtures and properly fosters empathy, understanding and a passion for more knowledge.
How has your liberal arts education influenced you? How do you apply your LAE in your current career?
It’s my personal belief that a liberal arts education nurtures and properly fosters empathy, understanding and a passion for more knowledge. It is the foundation for my work as a playwright and a theatre artist, to keep pursuing truth, compassion, and new discoveries about the human condition.
Who was your favorite faculty/staff member? Story?
There are far too many to name a singular favorite!
What is your favorite Washington College memory?
Sitting in the Literary House reading The Three Musketeers to Edith, the then and beloved Literary House cat, who had curled up in my lap and fallen asleep after the first two pages.
Did your Senior Capstone Experience (or thesis project) have a major influence on your future career or your personal growth? If so, please explain what your SCE entailed and how it influenced who or where you are today.
My SCE for my Theatre major was a Directing Thesis of Frankenstein and my SCE for my English major was a paper on the cyclical nature of revenge in Mary Shelley’s novel. I took this research further in my graduate studies to develop a biographical solo performance on Mary Shelley’s writing process leading up to the novel’s inception.
It is your graduation day. What advice would you now give your younger self?
Have faith in yourself and the knowledge that your teachers have instilled in you over the past four years. Your work will speak for itself and graduation is merely a springboard for bigger and better opportunities. And as always, keep writing.
- Writer’s Union
- Writer’s Theatre
- Riverside Players
Lauren’s has a solo piece on Mary Shelley at the Beacon Theatre’s Fall Festival’16 September 16-18th