Lauren Ballard

lauren ballard american shakespeare center

Marcellus, Player, Messenger, Osric in Hamlet; Queen Isabel, Ross in Richard II; Tragedian, Osric in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead; Mrs. Fainall in The Way of the World; Lucio, Page in Antonio’s Revenge.


More than 56 roles in 27 productions, including Molly Aster in Peter and the Starcatcher; Hero in Much Ado about Nothing; Jessica in The Merchant of Venice; Rachel in Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson; Cordelia in King Lear; Miranda in The Tempest; Hellena in The Rover; Silena in Mother Bombie; Fleance in Macbeth; Prince Edward in Edward II; and Marina in Pericles.


Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Nashville Shakespeare Festival, Nashville, TN); Bianca in The Taming of the Shrew (Tennessee Shakespeare Company, Memphis, TN); Juliet in Romeo and Juliet, Kate in The Taming of the Shrew (Palo Duro Shakes, Canyon, TX); Olympia in Big Love, Cecily in The Importance of Being Earnest (University of Houston, Houston, TX); Bride in Blood Wedding (Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC).


MFA in Acting, University of Houston Professional Actor Training Program; BA in Theatre Performance, Dance Minor, Greensboro College, Greensboro, NC.