Lauren Jost is a theatre artist specializing in devising and directing original theatre for young audiences
As the Founding Artistic Director of Spellbound Theatre, Lauren has collaborated as a director, playwright, and designer on sixteen original works of theatre for young audiences utilizing physical theatre, puppetry, and multi-media projections. As a playwright, director and performer for audiences of all ages, her work has been presented the Chicago Children's Theatre, New Victory Theater, Spellbound Theatre, and many others.
Lauren is a New Victory Theatre LabWorks Resident Artist (2015, 2017, 2019, 2020), and a recipient of the Henson Foundation Family Grant (2013, 2015), and was a 2018 TYU-USA/UT Austin Artistic Exchange Fellow for that fellowship's inaugural year.
Lauren is a nationally recognized leader in "Theatre for the Very Young" and creator of arts programs for children ages 0-5.
Creating, directing, and performing in original performances:
Playwright, original and adapted scripts
In the news
"Take A Closer Look" - TYA Today Magazine
"You Know, For Kids" - American Theatre Magazine
"New Victory to Host 10 New Works for Children" - New York Times
"National TYA Season Preview" = TYA Today Magazine
"New Victory LabWorks: Where New Work Gets A Chance To Grow" -
American Theatre Magazine
"Brooklyn's Spellbound Theatre Wins the National Outstanding Children's Theatre Award" - Broadway World
"Fellowships and Awards" - TYA Today Magazine
"New Victory Announces 2019-20 LabWorks Artists" - American Theatre Magazine
"THE WORLD INSIDE ME at Chicago Children's Theatre" - Twiniversity
"Best Shows for NYC Kids and Families Spring 2019" - MommyPoppins