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Hi! My name is Lauren Olivia Dodds, and I am a 22-year old New York-based performer & creator for the stage & screen. Though I've spent the last four years studying Musical Theatre and Marketing in Boston, I am a Texas Girl at heart. I like to think I'm the perfect mix of Boston grit with a sweet southern charm... but that's for you to decide.
It is no surprise that I ended up in the theatre... I was named after actresses Lauren Bacall and Olivia de Havilland; my parents met and fell in love in New York, where they got engaged at the off-Broadway production of Tony and Tina's Wedding; and ever since I was a little, I've always loved the spotlight. However, it wasn't until playing Jojo in Seussical Jr. at the ripe age of nine that I was fully hooked.
When I'm not onstage, you can find me listening to Remi Wolf on repeat, watching reruns of Community and/or RuPaul's Drag Race, adding to my earring collection, putting together a funky thrifted outfit, shredding the streets on my pink razor scooter or helping my friends update their websites.
Having just graduated from Emerson with a BFA in Musical Theatre and a
minor in marketing, I am so excited to see what the next chapter of life holds.