THE MOTHER LINE STORY PROJECT
was formed in 2015 and has performed in NYC at Off-Broadway venues like Dixon Place, Abingdon Theatre, HERE Arts, and The PIT. In 2017, The MLSP had its regional debut at The Hippodrome State Theatre in Florida and, most recently, we took our workshop/performance process to the Sabeel for the Arts in Cairo, Egypt! Mother Line Story Project Inc. is a certified NY State Not-for-Profit and is proud to be a member of ART NY. For news on our upcoming shows at Rutgers University, DePaw University, and The Center at West Park, follow us on social media @MotherLineStory. Hundreds of audience members have enjoyed MLSP on stage and countless others have heard our stories through platforms like radio, video, and podcasts.
Florida born and raised, Lauren has been performing in NYC for the past decade. She is a Gator Grad and Company Member of The Hippodrome State Theatre where she helped found and implement a Diversity Leadership Board. She has also worked with Shakespeare's Globe on their US Development Initiative and is an alum of The Shakespeare Society Ambassadors, which helped plan fundraising and academic events for members and acclaimed performers as the organization joined forces with The Public. She has collaborated with The Pearl Theatre Co, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, The Lark, Bedlam, Playwrights Horizons, Epic Theatre Ensemble, Lake Dillon Theatre Co, and was overjoyed to appear as Ma Chopper in the Off-bway hit "The Woodsman" at 59E59/New World Stages. She continues to work as an Artistic Associate of Strangemen&Co, and has participated in developing numerous workshop productions. She's been a puppeteer, an aerial artist in Russia, and a Bway press agency intern...but she is most proud of Directing and Producing The Mother Line Story Project.
She is a New York City based performer and director. After graduating from Rutgers University she collaborated with companies like Playwrights Horizons, Hudson Valley Shakespeare, New George's, The Lark, The Flea Theater, and New Plays for Young Audiences through NYU on the creation new work. In 2015 she joined the cast of "The Woodsman" and continued to collaborate and perform in the Role of Nimme for 3 years at 59E59 Theaters and then in the transfer to New World Stages. As an artistic associate of Strangemen and Co. she helped to develop movement, staging, and scripts of projects in development. During "The Woodsman" she turned her producing abilities to her own passion project. Partnering with Lauren Nordvig and Amanda A. Lederer she created The Mother Line Story Project which has produced 7 original shows featuring over a hundred performers regionally and internationally.
This is for Mama Gina and Grandma Mickey.
Eliza Simpson - Executive Director
Lauren Nordvig - Director of Education and Development
Elise Keller - General Manager
Cristina Pitter - Social Media Amplifier
Amanda A. Lederer
Nancy Alam ElDeen
Devin Dunne Cannon
Asia Kate Dillon
Julie Ann Earls
Amanda A. Lederer
Al Nisa Petty
Siham A Salam
Lauren Warhol Caldwell