Lauren Kiele DeLeon
Lauren Kiele DeLeon initially joined The Lark as the Development Apprentice in 2018 and now serves as the Development Assistant. Lauren is a Miami born and raised Latina director whose work focuses on theater for social change, the female presenting body on stage, and climate change -- derived from her zero-waste lifestyle. Her productions have supported organizations including Planned Parenthood, My Sister’s Place, Standing Rock, and a non-profit she helped co-found called Mission Flint. Outside The Lark, Lauren is a Resident Director at The Flea.
Some of her 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), Serials (The Flea), Recipe for A Sellout (ARTNY & The Wild Project), Surely Goodness and Mercy (AD, Theatre Row), and Stork (NYSummerFest Hudson Guild Theatre). As a playwright, Lauren’s work has 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 a graduate from SUNY Purchase College with a BA in Theatre & Performance Directing and minor in Playwriting.