Lauren Kiele DeLeon
LAUREN KIELE DELEON is a graduate from SUNY Purchase College with a BA in Theatre & Performance Directing and minor in Playwriting. As an Uruguayan-American, Miami born and raised Latina theatre artist, Lauren’s work tends to focus on theatre for social change, new plays, climate change, and the female presenting body on stage. At Purchase, Lauren directed many productions in support of organizations including Planned Parenthood, My Sister’s Place, Standing Rock, and a non-profit she helped co-found called Mission Flint -- which partnered with The Public Theatre on Erika Dickerson-Despenza's play cullud wattah. She is in the process of training with Intimacy Directors International to become a certified Intimacy Director.
Selected directing credits include City Theatre Next Generation (Adrienne Arsht Center), Men On Boats (SUNY Purchase), FM (SUNY Purchase), Let Me Explain… (SUNY Purchase), Austentation (SUNY Purchase), Ladies of the Land (AD, Drama League), The One Minute Play Festival (INTAR), A Hannukah Carol (West of 10th), Playgrounds (The Lark), Serials (The Flea), Recipe for A Sellout (The Wild Project), Surely Goodness and Mercy (AD, Theatre Row), Stork (Hudson Guild Theatre), Tonantzin (Nuyorican Poets Cafe), and Bad Penny (AD, The Flea). As a playwright, Lauren’s plays have been produced in Florida with the One-Minute Play Festival and New Playwrights Festival, in Virginia at the Hollins University Play Festival, and in New York at the Drama Book Shop. Lauren is the Development Assistant at The Lark Theatre, a Resident Director at The Flea Theatre, and a member of Roundabout Theatre's Emerging Directors Group.