Lauren Sowa

News

LATEST: Thrilled to announce I will be playing Sibyl in PRIVATE LIVES at the Walnut Street Theatre this winter!

Workshopping a new play about synesthesia called "Mystic in the Savage State" with Strange Sun Theater!

Finished filming a very silly musical sketch called "More Like Shrek" -- stay tuned!

Participated in developmental readings of dEAD dOG pARK, a new play by Barry Malawer directed by Eric Tucker!

Working on a reading of RICHARD II, in which I play Queen Isabel, at the Gallery Players in Brooklyn! 

Had a blast taking Improv 201 at UCB with Patrick Clair!

Super excited to begin shooting the feature film Cafe Artist next week in Philadelphia! Great people and a fun role! 

Excited to begin working with Encompass Arts under the management of Kathy Olsen!

Thrilled to join the cast of BEASTS, a spring break thriller shooting at the beach this summer!

The short film of Shakespeare's Sonnet #139 (starring yours truly) was released by The Sonnet Project!

 

Excited to be taking an on-camera class with Heidi Marshall! Always learning, always growing.

Thrilled to join the cast of the short thriller "Unprotected!"

Reading the role of Hermione in The Winter's Tale for 7 Stages Shakespeare's upcoming ShakesBEERience -- combining a pub, a pint, and a play!

Starting the new year off right by filming Sonnet #139 for the New York Shakespeare Exchange's Sonnet Project

Had a great time on set today for the Columbia MFA film "Gerald Unplugged!"

Thrilled to join the cast of "Gerald Unplugged" - a Columbia MFA film about the humor in healthcare..

Back in New York and just finished a great class with Paul Russell on marketing and branding! 

Such a wonderful run of EMMA - sad to see this one end.. now, back to NY!

The reviews are in for EMMA! "Lauren Sowa...makes an excellent Emma, transmitting all the coyness, naiveté and judgmental qualities the character embodies. She's just a girl who can't stay out of other people's business although she hasn't really got her own in order – a paradox you can see in Sowa's body language, but mostly in her eyes." –Howard Shapiro, WHYY

Great news! EMMA has been extended through November 3rd! Don't miss your chance! "The production is ambitious, full, and rich, and every second is thoroughly engaging. Director Kathryn MacMillan captures all the detailed observations, upper-class spectacle, and lively characters of the novel with satiric wit and 19th-century British decorum. A light and airy pleasure in every way, and a brilliant start to the Lantern's landmark season." –Debra Miller, Phindie

Jane Austen's EMMA plays now through October 27th at the Lantern Theater Company! So excited to bring this story of match-making and matrimony to the city of Philadelphia!

Excited to record a voice over for a short film entitled "Advent," playing a tabloid reporter!

The run of CYMBELINE was a blast! Maine acted as a restorative to my soul and I'm back in New York rejuvenated and excited for what's to come!

Rehearsals for CYMBELINE are under way and I couldn't be more excited! I love this play and the company of artists is already proving to be incredibly intelligent, collaborative, and creative!

This fall, I return to Philadelphia to play the title role in Emma at the Lantern Theater Company! Thrilled to take on one of Jane Austen's most famous and well-loved heroines!

Excited to join the cast of Cymbeline this summer playing Imogen for Opera House Arts in Maine!

Shooting the feature 42 Seconds of Happiness -- a project that has been two years in the making. So wonderful to see the culmination of so much hard work! 

PlayShakespeare.com interviewed me about playing two of Shakespeare's slandered heroines, Desdemona and Hero -- check out part one, Fair Warrior and part two, Virgin Knight!

The Sonnet Project app has launched just in time for Shakespeare's birthday! Download yours for FREE -- here!

Wonderful reviews coming in for Othello and Much Ado About Nothing at Philly Shakes! Check out the PRESS page for links!

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING is now open at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre, running in rep with OTHELLO until May 19th!

Excited to participate in the New York Shakespeare Exchange's much anticipated Sonnet Project -- check out this feature in the NY Times!

OTHELLO is officially open at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre! So blessed to be working with the incredibly talented Tony nominee Forrest McClendon!

Thrilled to announce that I have been cast in the 2013 Spring Rep at The Philadelphia Shakespeare Theatre! So excited to start off the new year playing Desdemona in Othello and Hero in Much Ado About Nothing!

Currently in rehearsals for Your Colonel, a new play about Colonel Aaron Burr, which will be part of the Founders Festival at the Metropolitan Playhouse!

The Shakespeare Forum's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream went smashingly! 

 

Lysander (R.J. Foster) and Hermia (Lauren Sowa)

Participated in the Old Vic New Voices' Best of British Workshops -- focusing on studying classic British plays and working on my British accents/dialects. So fortunate to be studying with such smart artists!

Deep into rehearsals for The Shakespeare Forum's production of A Midsummer Night's Dream -- check out more info here!

Excited to participate in the next installment of The Artful Conspirators' Open Rehearsal Series focusing on MYSTIC IN THE SAVAGE STATE, a new play by David A. Miller about synesthesia.

I had a great time participating in The Artful Conspirators' workshop of Monica Flory's SCOTTISH PLAY, about a group of high school girls who put on the first act of MACBETH. Can't pass up the chance to play the King of Scotland!

Excited to announce that I will be playing Hermia in The Shakespeare Forum's upcoming production of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM!


Very kind words from the Greensboro News & Record about ROMEO & JULIET! Sad to see this one end.

"The young actress was utterly charming as the passionate, impetuous star-cross'd teenage lover. Playing a character whose emotions continually bounce from joy to anguish to impatience to peevishness, Sowa totally nailed it. She'll be one to watch." -Doug Clark, Greensboro News & Record

R&J signing off -- Thanks for a great run NC Shakes!


I am having a ball working on Romeo and Juliet at NC Shakes! Feeling so lucky to be working with such wonderful people!