Lauren Keating is an artistic leader and a director of new and classic work. Keating’s directing/adapting work includes LULU, Comedie of Errors, Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, Measure for Measure, and more. She has directed Off-Broadway, downtown and regionally, with institutions including The Public Theater, Ars Nova, 3LD, Woodshed Collective, New Georges, NYU, Cooper Union, AtPlay, The Players Theater, The Old Vic, The Prospect Theater, Peculiar Works Project, The Space, Vampire Cowboy Battle Ranch, New Lions Productions, The Mint Theater and The Flea Theater.
Regional credits include Small Mouth Sounds (The Jungle Theater – upcoming), A Christmas Carol (Guthrie Theater), Rhinoceros (7th House), The Antony and Cleopatra Project (McCarter Theatre, workshop, with Tarell McCraney), Translations (Yale University), Fill Our Mouths (Workshop, Oregon Shakespeare Festival), Lulu, Learning Russian and Charlotte’s Web (The Hangar Theatre) and Pugilist Specialist and Seagulls (Williamstown Theatre Festival). Keating has guest directed for Fordham University and Atlantic/NYU, mentored BFA directing candidates at New York University, taught with BAM and The Public Theater, visiting prisons, high schools and marginalized communities through out the five boroughs, and was on the BFA faculty of the New School.
Keating is a Mellon Foundation/TCG Leadership University Fellow, a Time Warner Foundation Fellow, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab member, a founding member of The Internationalists, a New Georges Affiliated Artist and the Old Vic/New Voices Exchange American Director, 2009. She is an NYU/Tisch Alumni, the former General Manager of LAVA, the former Artistic Associate at The Shakespeare Society and a four-time Drama League Directors Project Fellow.
She is the Associate Producer at The Guthrie Theater.