Lauren Katz is a director, dramaturg, and teaching artist. She moved to Chicago from Washington, DC, after completing a Company Management Fellowship with Mosaic Theater Company. Lauren served as the Artistic Apprentice at Steppenwolf Theatre Company for their 2016/2017 season, and has been freelancing since its completion. Recent directing projects include: Subjective is Beauty (Prop Thtr), Toni and Marcus: From Village Life to Urban Stress (Illinois Holocaust Museum), and Salena’s Story (iO Theater). As an assistant director and dramaturg in Chicago, Lauren has worked with various companies including About Face Theatre, Theater Wit, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, and Windy City Playhouse. As a teaching artist, Lauren works with Mudlark Theater, Lookingglass Theatre, and the Memory Ensemble. She received her BA from Kenyon College in English Literature and Drama.