Lauren Campedelli
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NEWS AND UPDATES

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"NIGHT SHIP" DROPS

October 1, 2020

"Night Ship," my episode of the Chap.three digital series CITY KITTIES, dropped today. City Kitties is an anthology of 52 minute(s)-long standalone shorts about the many intricacies and varieties of female friendship that were written, produced, crewed, and acted in by a team of nearly 150 women.

150 DAYS

June 27, 2020

I'd been working with the wonderful TheatreWorkers Project on a prison reentry program when the pandemic shut down our in-person workshops meant to culminate in live performance. 

TWP pivoted--and on Saturday, June 27 we had a live online screening of 150 DAYS, written and performed by formerly incarcerated men whose life sentences were commuted. They humble and move me. 


150 days refers to the waiting time from commutation to release.

THE YEAR OF THE RAT KICKS OFF!

January 2020

Performances

EST/LA Winterfest

This Will Be Our Year by Ali MacLean

Guinea Pig Apocalypse by Tony Pasqualini

Dramaturgy

Only Human by Chris DiGiovanni

Training with TheatreWorkers Project

- Prison & Reentry Arts Techniques Training

- Began apprenticeship with LIFERS: Life Stories from the Inside/Out, a theater arts reentry program for formerly incarcerated men

Development with Blank Theatre

Accepted position on Artistic Committee for Blank Theatre’s new play development program, The Living Room Series

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APPEARING IN EST/LA'S LAUNCHPAD FESTIVAL

November 17, 2019

A new writing group gets off to a rocky start in Elizabeth Logun's Writers in the Writing Group Must Write—one of four new short plays on the program.

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APPEARING AT THE BINGE FRINGE FESTIVAL

November 8, 2019

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INTIMACY DIRECTION

September 21 - 22, 2019, Los Angeles

I completed my second intensive training in Intimacy Direction/Coordination with the leaders in the field, Intimacy Directors International. The first was in June, at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.

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WORLD PREMIERE OF DRIVING WILDE

Aug. 22 - Sept. 21
Associate Director/Intimacy Choreographer

Driving Wilde is Jacqueline Wright’s very free, very contemporary, shockingly frank and surreal adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s classic novel The Picture of Dorian Gray. Wright transforms the gothic horror story into a present-day meditation on the pursuit of beauty.

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DIRECTING SHIVA FOR ANNE FRANK

June 2019 - Hollywood Fringe Festival

A one-woman tour de force by force of nature Rachel McKay Steele. Shiva for Anne Frank celebrates Jewish identity, girlhood, community mourning, life, and begs the question of whether or not one Jewish comedian can and should relate herself to Anne Frank. 

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APPEARING IN SMILING CAT CANDY HEART

Previews April 27 & 28 / Opens May 3 – May 26

No emojis were harmed in this Jennie Webb one act, part of:

MOVING ON: The 2019 EST/LA One Acts
Five new short plays by Los Angeles playwrights.
Fri & Sat at 8pm, Sun at 2pm

[Double-cast: Lauren in all except 5/5, 5/11, 5/18. 5/19, 5/25]

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DIRECTING INTERCESSION IN LA FEST

March 4, 2019

Mental illness, divine intervention, and kitty cats. While in a manic state from recently diagnosed bipolar disorder, Vik attempts to receive and deliver a sacred ancestral message, while their friends and roommates Sil and Lana navigate how to ensure Vik’s safety and wellness on the night before they must move out of their apartment.

I'm thrilled to helm this short play by Maia Villa, one of the six young, talented, and queer East LA writers showcased in EST/LA's LA Fest this year.

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WINTERFEST 2019

January 13, 2019

Lauren Campedelli to appear in EST/LA’s annual Winterfest in readings of 2 new works:

   Saturday, January 19, 2019
   4:00 PM LAST TUESDAYS AT THE BOB EVANS by Stephen Dierkes

   Friday, February 1, 2019
   8:00 PM CHILDREN OF SHAME by W. Colin McKay

MY FILM DIRECTING DEBUT

November 14, 2018

I directed my first film! A Good Shake is a comedy short by Team Rebelution Films for the Four Points Film Project's make-a-film-in-72-hours international competition. The talented team was led by wonder-women producer/actors Poonam Basu and Esther Mira. 

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CATCH ME IN RESA FANTASTISKT MYSTISK OCTOBER 28!

October 15, 2018

I'm thrilled to be performing Sunday, October 28 at 7 p.m. with the comedy geniuses Burglars of Hamm in their Hollywood Fringe hit Resa Fantastiskt Mystisk at Sacred Fools' Broadwater Stage.


This previously unknown masterpiece by Swedish playwright/provocateur Lars Mattsun (1849-1912) is directed by maverick Todd Merrill and all tix are only $15.

WEBSITE LAUNCHED—AT LAST!

September 24, 2018

I have finally joined the World Wide Web—and just in time for my birthday. Searching for production pics and reviews has forced me to get organized and clean out the cobwebs, and reminded me of all the wonderful productions and people I've had the opportunity to work on and with. Happy birthday to us!

Photo: Rick Smith

Stay up to date about all my upcoming events and performance schedule.

 

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