Lauren Hart was born in Sheffield, England in 1985. She graduated in 2007 from Central School of Speech and Drama in London where she trained as a performer. Since graduating she has worked professionally in the independent theatre scene around Europe performing her own work and collaborating with directors, choreographers (Willi Dorner, Anu Almagro, Andrew Loretto, Neil Bettles and Sarah Duffy) and theatre companies (you me and bum bum train, the other way works and nodding dog). She has performed at various venues in the UK (The Crucible, Camden people’s theatre, Theatre Delicatessen, Arnolfini, Bank Street Arts and Live Art Bistro) and in various site specific locations throughout Europe.
She moved to Berlin in 2015 and works as a freelance Theatre Maker and Performer and Educator. She regularly teaches theatre workshops and community projects for children, young people and adults. Since arriving in Berlin she has collaborated with Fang Lu on her video art project ‘Ex Lovers’ and she has performed her one-to-one performance ‘This is Mine. What’s Yours? At the English Theatre Berlin and Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. Wrought-Sheffield (one-to-one performance festival, UK) commissioned her to develop and perform a new cross cultural performance ‘I’m not (t)here anymore’ which uses Skype video call to connect the UK and Germany. The performance was shown as part of the festival in April 2016 in both Berlin and Sheffield.
In September 2016 she was invited to perform ‘This is Mine. What’s Yours?’ at the Pori theatre festival in Finland. Following a collaboration with German artist Dara Friedman on her video poetry project one of her poems will be shown at the Supportico Lopez gallery in spring 2017.
Her new show ‘My head is an animal’ premiered at the English Theatre Berlin in January 2017.
Central School of Speech and Drama
- Oct 2006-2007 MA Advanced Theatre Practice- Performance