Lauren Wimmer
Affiliated Writer
New York, NY
Biography

Lauren Wimmer writes about loneliness, fear, and death in ways that make people say, "hahaha." Her plays have been produced or developed at Cave Theatre Co., Dixon Place, Sewanee Writers' Conference, Panndora Productions, The Tank, Play by Play, Kennedy Center's American College Theatre Festival, Theater For The New City, Swarm Artist Residency, The Workshop Theater, Campfire Theatre Festival, Ars Nova's ANT Fest, Theatre Evolve, The Annoyance, Theater Masters, and Mildred's Umbrella Theater Company. She is currently a member of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop as a librettist and The Dramatists Guild as well as a Resident Writer with A Collective Artists. Lauren’s a former Playwrights’ Center Core Apprentice and Sitka Fellow. She's been a semi-finalist for the Princess Grace Award and ATHE's Judith Royer Award for Excellence in Playwriting. Lauren is a graduate of The Second City's Conservatory and Writing programs. She received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. from Carnegie Mellon University where she was the recipient of the Mary Marlin Fisher Playwriting Award and the Jean & Samuel Elgart ACS Legacy Fellowship.