Lauren Reinhard

Undergraduate Discipline

Theatre

Graduate Program

MFA Theatre Program

Director, movement director, and experimental playwright focusing on devised theatre in New York City. Reinhard's work seeks to usher in a new epoch of feminine mythology with magic, symbols, and ritual as constant creative companions. Selected directing credits include: Iphigenia and Other Daughters, (Trojan) Women: Redux, Orson’s Shadow, The Inferno Project, House of Yes, Trojan Women 2.0, Rumors, ’night mother, Damnee Manon Sacree Sandra, and The Changeling. Selected performance credits include: 4.48 Psychosis, Crave, The Bakkhai, Midsummer Night’s Dream, and her solo show, All the Tiny Pieces. As a playwright, Reinhard’s plays have been performed in and around New York City. She has served on the advisory and literary board of Rapscallion Theatre Collective, as director of development for TheatreRats, and has worked in casting for Horizon Theatre Repertory. She is an audition coach in Manhattan and is a member of Lincoln Center Directors Lab and The Magdalena Project, an international network of women in theatre. She is the founder of Lauren Reinhard Performance Works. SLC, 2022–

Undergraduate Courses 2022-2023

Theatre

Undergrad Lab

Open, Component—Year

Undergrad Lab is a practicum course designed to give undergraduate students exposure to, and experience working with, ensemble-generated theatre. Students will get hands-on experience working with a wide range of devising methodologies that can be utilized to create original performance work. This class will be a laboratory environment in which to rigorously investigate how to generate work, how process affects the final production, and how to hone the student’s ability to edit and revise his/her own work. Each participant will get the opportunity to create original works of theatre as an actor, writer, and director. In the first semester, students will consider how to begin with a blank canvas; they will engage with vocabulary drawn from Tectonic Theater’s Moment Work, Frantic Assembly, and Jerzy Grotowski. In the second semester, students will study various types of long-form structures and investigate the relationship between form and content, as they experiment with editing and rehearsing their own longer-form devised project.

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