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Lauren Hance


Lauren Hance (she/her/hers) is a playwright, producer, director, and actress.  Her most current project is hosting and producing the podcast, What the Fringe?!, where Lauren talks all things fringe theatre with that week's guest. Lauren’s plays have been produced across the US, including Chicago, Minnesota, Texas, New York, New Orleans, and California, and in Canada.  She has worked as a writer and director at Southern Rep Theatre in New Orleans in the 6x6 and 3x3 Playwriting Program and has been published through Mushroom Cloud Press. As an actress, Lauren has worked with multiple theatres across Texas including, Unity Theatre, The Ensemble Theatre, Abilene Shakespeare Festival, and is a troupe member of CSz Houston- Home of ComedySportz.  She has directed and produced over 30 productions including PROOF, LITTLE WOMEN, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM,  and THE WIZARD OF OZ.  Lauren is the founder of Out of Mind Productions, a small production company with the mission to present stories that stir the heart, and served two years as the Director of Theatre & Theology at CITA. She is also the host and producer of What the Fringe?!, the podcast dedicated to all things fringe theatre. Lauren holds a BFA in Directing from Abilene Christian University and a MAT in Theology, Arts, and Culture from Fuller Theological Seminary. She resides in Texas with her husband and two daughters.

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