Lauren Sowa


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!

JULY 2014

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

Saturday, July 19th at 2pm: Free 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!

JUNE 2014

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

MAY 2014

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

APRIL 2014

Thrilled to join the cast of DRIFTWOOD, 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!


MARCH 2014

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!

JULY 2013

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!

JUNE 2013

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!

MAY 2013

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

APRIL 2013

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!

MARCH 2013

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!


Rehearsals for Romeo and Juliet at NCShakes have begun! For more info check us out on!

JULY 2012

Completed ADR for "Spectral Faces," a short film I shot in October!

Recently played Desdemona in The Gallery Players production of OTHELLO! More info available here!


JUNE 2012

Performed in RINO - a comedy loosely inspired by Shakespeare's Henry IV, Part One as part of The Brick Theater's DEMOCRACY Festival! For more info, click here!

MAY 2012

Shot the pilot for "12 Step" -- a comedic web-series about addiction. I play a "grateful recovering alcoholic!"

APRIL 2012

Thrilled to announce that I will be playing Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at the North Carolina Shakespeare Festival in September!
Recently participated in the Advanced Industry Workshop at One on One where I worked with casting directors, agents, film directors and culminated in two showcases!
MARCH 2012
"Stalled," a short film about revenge is going very well! Here's a photo of me on set about to kick some ass:
ENTER YOUR SLEEP, an exciting new play about two friends who meet in their dreams by Columbia MFA Playwright Christina Quintana, was a great success!

Had a blast playing Clarabell, in a reading of THE FROLICKS, or The Lawyer Cheated -- a newly rediscovered Restoration comedy from 1671 by Elizabeth Polwhele!

Here's an image from the workshop with Kevin Spacey at BAM on the set of RICHARD III!


Spent two days doing a series of readings at Premiere Stages, playing everything from a high-class escort, to a deaf lover, and "Dragon Lady!"

I was chosen as one of 16 young, New York actors to participate in a workshop with Kevin Spacey on the BAM Harvey stage as part of RICHARD'S RAMPAGE (<--click for more info!)

Starting off the year by shooting "STILL," a film about the fountain of youth. For the first time since NYU, I get to share a scene with Seth Andrew Bridges, my long-time friend and colleague!


Participated in a workshop of Libby Emmons' play "Zeropia" for Clubbed Thumb!

I attended the 2011 VoiceOver Mixer and it was a great success! Lots of new friends and connections!


Soon, I will sing the role of Lysistrata in a workshop reading of the new musical The Goddess Wheel by Galt MacDermot on November 20th!

Shooting for "Passersby" is complete! Great crew and wonderful story.


Lauren on set for "Sadie"

Lauren joins the cast of "Passersby," a NYU Tisch film written and directed by Cyrus Toulabi!

Successful shoots for "Sadie," a short horror flick produced by Invasive Image, and "Spectral Faces," an NYU Tisch film!

Lauren participates in a reading of the play "Eyes Forward" by Philip Gerson, winner of the 2011 Stanley Drama Award!

Check out this wonderful review of Brooklyn Underground from L Magazine!


Lauren joins the Artful Conspirators in their upcoming production of Brooklyn Underground: Theatrical stories from the Green-Wood Cemetery running September 23-October 2nd! Click here for more info!

Artful Conspirators
Artful Conspirators in Green-Wood


Lauren participates in a workshop of Journeyman of Breuckelen, a new play by David A. Miller as part of The Artful Conspirators Open Rehearsal Series, 8/15-8/19. For more info, or to join us for rehearsals, click here!
Lauren performs (in Daisy Dukes!) a new play by Bill Daniel as part of a 48hr festival Sunday 8/7! For more info, go HERE!

JULY 2011

For more info on The Crucible, check out:
"[A] straightforward, intelligent, emotion-packed, memorable production; go now while you have the chance." Full Review

Lauren plays Darla in a reading of Lily Mercer's new play Before a Fall

Exchange director Mike Donahue invites Lauren to participate in an informal reading of Max Vernon's new musical WIRED at Ars Nova!

Lauren participates in two different shows as part of the Planet Connections festival! A reading of The Orange Person directed by fellow exchanger Jeremy Bloom, and Ephemerama - a show written, directed, and performed in 24 hours with Shelby Company!

Lauren is pleased to join Sink or Swim's upcoming production of The Crucible as Mary Warren! 


JUNE 2011

  • The Exchange went swimmingly! Over 600 people attended the showcase at the Old Vic, including many members of the British Industry!
    Lauren with playwright Janine Nabers and director Mike Donahue Lauren with playwright Janine Nabers and director Mike Donahue
  • Empire State Of Mind will showcase 7 brand new 10 minutes plays,  which have been inspired by TS Eliot.

    The performance will take place at The Old Vic Theatre on Friday 03 June at 3PM.

    *The TS Eliot US/UK Exchange is Kevin Spacey and the Old Vic's program for emerging theatrical talent.

MAY 2011

  • Lauren perfoms a series of 10-minute plays written by NYU Playwrights, under the mentorship of Israel Horovitz:

    Eleven Ten Minute Plays about Ex-Lovers
    Wednesday, May 4th
    721 Broadway, 7th Fl. Goldberg Theatre
    Free, refreshments provided

APRIL 2011

MARCH 2011