Lauren Carlton

Resident & Directing Assistant

Gallathea, Session 1 | Richard III, Session 2

Favorite Shakespeare Play:

Henry VI, Part 3

Shakespeare Character that best describes me:

Margaret of Anjou

Favorite Shakespeare quote:

“When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.” (Romeo & Juliet)

Favorite Play that isn’t by Shakespeare:

For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday by Sarah Ruhl

Hogwarts House


Favorite asc moment:

My favorite ASC moment has to be meeting the folks in the “Bodies on the Early Modern Stage: Same-Sex Casting” Colloquy Session at the Blackfriars Conference in 2017. I loved hearing how differently we all approached the topic.


Lauren Carlton has been teaching young people theatre since 2014 when she joined the faculty of Fantasy Playhouse Children’s Theater and Academy in Huntsville, Alabama. An active stage director, actor, mezzo-soprano, and teaching artist, Lauren has appeared with Rocket City Shakespeare, the Athenian Players, Oregon’s Astoria Music Festival, Greensboro Light Opera and Song, the University of Alabama Opera Theatre, and Texas Tech University School of Theatre and Dance, among others. Recent stage credits include Romeo and Juliet (Juliet), Richard III (Queen Elizabeth/Richmond), Coriolanus (Brutus), Next to Normal (Diana), and Gianni Schicchi (Zita). Lauren holds a BA in journalism and a minor in opera studies from the University of Alabama. This past year her research in directing stage intimacy in the wake of the #MeToo Movement took her to the National Opera Association’s National Conference in Salt Lake City. Lauren will hold an MFA in Theatre Performance and Pedagogy from Texas Tech University in May 2019.