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Lauren Rosen is a director and nonprofit arts leader with credits spanning film, theater and opera from New York to Honolulu.  She is also an arts educator passionate about engaging and mentoring emerging artists.  One of her main goals is to nurture playwrights and the development of new theatre projects.

Lauren believes theatre functions to bridge diverse communities, foster social awareness and instigate creativity.  She strives to produce theatre and programming that exposes an audience to challenging and new experiences, inspires a hunger to learn and works to bring communities closer. 

Lauren moved to the seacoast  a year and a half ago after 20 years in Brooklyn, NY for a job with The Music Hall.  Post-Covid, she has joined the NHTP staff to coordinate programs connected to the Elephant-in-the-Room Series® program. Lauren has  worked in non-profit arts management for ten years, and formerly worked as a freelance theatre and film director.  Lauren was the Operations Manager for Ghost Robot, a commercial production house in Brooklyn. Prior to that, she was the Festival Coordinator for The Montclair Jazz Festival – an outdoor public event run by jazz bassist Christian McBride and jazz vocalist Melissa Walker - a very rewarding job with an incredible organization that provides top-notch music training to talented youth – regardless of financial means. Lauren has worked as a teaching artist with New Jersey Performing Arts Center and The Women's Project Theater, as well as a guest director at numerous universities including Johns Hopkins, SUNY Stony Brook, The Hartt School, and Fordham at Lincoln Center.  Lauren loves working with students and young adults –  mentoring and encouraging aspiring artists is her passion. She was trained as a director at The American Repertory Institute in Cambridge, MA and the Moscow Art Theatre in Moscow, Russia. 

Lauren serves on the Elephant-in-the-Room Series® Advisory Board: EITR provides a creative space to address urgent and epic issues that affect our community.  To engage an audience in difficult conversations and affect positive change - that is substantial theatre.

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