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Oct 2023

She's finally a New Yorker! To celebrate her first week of living in the city, Lauren will be performing in Seth's Talent Showcase at Don't Tell Mama NYC, produced and accompanied by Seth Bisen-Hersh, on Friday, October 6th.


June 2023

Lauren is so excited to be making her New London Barn Playhouse debut as the female swing for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Kathryn Markey & choreographed by Natalie Wisdom.


May 2023

Lauren and the rest of the Emerson MT Class of 2023 recently had their senior showcase in Boston, directed by Lonny Price! She is looking forward to their New York Showcase this fall.

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about me

quirky. inventive. ambitious.

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.



follow     my journey



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