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Pictured: Lauren Shouse
Northlight Theatre has announced Lauren Shouse as the company’s new Artistic Associate. Shouse was appointed Northlight Theatre’s Literary Manager in January 2016 and previously served as a dramaturgy consultant for the company in 2015. She is slated to direct Northlight’s production of THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE in the 2017-18 Season.
Lauren Shouse is the first full-time Artistic Associate at Northlight, and we are fortunate to have her,” comments Artistic Director BJ Jones. “I’ve seen her work at Northwestern, where she earned her MFA, as well as her Off Loop directing projects. Her skill with new plays as evidenced by her work on Jessica Thebus’ Shining Lives, and my production of Faceless, has been invaluable. Her aesthetic, unflagging energy and her dedication to Northlight makes her a perfect fit.”
Prior to her work with Northlight, Shouse was Artistic Associate at Nashville Repertory Theatre where she managed the literary department and served as the resident dramaturg.
Before moving to Nashville, Shouse worked in London with Producer/Director Hugh Wooldridge.
Shouse’s recent directing credits include BETRAYAL at Raven Theatre; RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, SUPERIOR DONUTS, and A CHRISTMAS STORY at Nashville Repertory Theatre ; the world premiere of LONG WAY DOWN with 3Ps productions (nominated for American Theatre Critics Association Steinberg New Play Award 2011); the world premiere of RELIGION AND RUBBER DUCKS with Ovvio Arte; PARALLEL LIVES, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, CHESS IN CONCERT with Street Theatre Company; the world premiere of REAR WINDOW at Chaffin’s Barn Theatre, and Sylvia Plath’s 3 WOMEN.
Shouse holds an MA in Performance studies from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and received her MFA in theatre directing at Northwestern University. In Chicago, Lauren has also worked with Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Lookingglass Theatre, Rivendell Theatre, Sideshow Theatre, Route 66, Chicago Dramatists, and Stage Left Theatre.