American actor, teacher and co-artistic director of the SITI Company
Ellen Lauren is one of the three Co-Artistic Directors for SITI Company, now in its 30th year, which she helped found with directors Anne Bogart and Tadashi Suzuki. SITI is an ensemble theater company based in New York City that performs nationally and internationally a repertory of devised and classical material. In addition, SITI has dedicated its three decades to the research, practice and sharing of its training vocabularies.
Ms. Lauren is a member of the acting company, and the head of SITI ’s educational programming that includes New York based studios, SITI’s annual Summer Intensive, national and international residencies, and the design of SITI's bi-annual Conservatory.
She is also an associate artist with The Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) under the direction of Tadashi Suzuki for over 34 years.
Performance credits with SITI include: Three Sisters, Falling and Loving, Room; the Film, The Bacchae, Chess Match #5, the theater is a blank page, Persians, The Event of the Thread, Trojan Women, Variations on A Rite of Spring, Café Variations, Under Construction, Radio Macbeth, Who Do You Think You Are, American Document, Death and the Ploughman, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Room, bobrauschenbergamerica, Hotel Cassiopeia, systems/layers, War of the Worlds, Cabin Pressure, The Medium, Culture of Desire, Going, Going, Gone and Orestes.
Performance Credits with SCOT include: Clytemnestra in Electra, Agave in Dionysus, Goneril in King Lear, Jocasta in Oedipus, and Juliet in Waiting for Romeo.
She has been on the faculty of The Juilliard School of Drama at Lincoln Center for the last 20 years where she was awarded the President’s Award for Excellence at Juilliard’s 50th Anniversary celebration. Ms. Lauren has taught for over 300 schools, companies and universities including TEAC National Academy Helsinki, Ecole Jacques Lecoq in Paris, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Carlos Universidad and Vertiço in Madrid, Soif Compagnie Paris, Maastricht School of the Arts in Holland, Windsor University, Banff Center for Arts and Creativity, St Edwards University, Moscow Art Theatre, Sfumato Theatre Bulgaria, Iceland National Academy, Casa Teatro de Bogota, Beijing Academy, UCLA, OSU, UNC, Toronto University, Columbia University, UNC Chapel Hill, Fordham University, Harvard University, Yale University, and the Beijing Academy.