ERP is thrilled to have our co-artistic director, Lauren M. Shover, back in the director’s chair! Lauren began her work in Philadelphia at Brat Productions working as the Assistant Director to Director, John Clancy, on their production of The Last Plot in Revenge. Lauren has also worked with Simpatico Theatre Company as Assistant Producer on their Second Stage Series as well as Bucket List Productions as Associate Producer running their ongoing interactive theatre show, Trapped in a Room with a Zombie. In New York City, Lauren has worked with the Artful Conspirators as Assistant Director for their workshop of Bad Husband written by Dano Madden as well as the 92nd St. Y Resident Artists as Director of their workshop of First Snow written by Christopher G. Ulloth. In 2014, Lauren co-founded the development and workshopping company, Elephant Room Productions. Elephant Room Productions has workshopped new pieces such as Foothills Park by Dano Madden, Whispers by Phil Czekner and Captive, by Lauren M. Shover. Captive is a piece Lauren wrote this past year which is centered around the difficulties of addiction. This piece has served as one of Lauren’s inspirations that led her to her return to the educational system in pursuit of a Master’s degree in Psychology, which she is currently working on.