was formed in 2015 and has performed in NYC at Off-Broadway venues like Town Stages, 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 an international workshop/performance process with 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 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.  

Director of Edu. & Development Lauren Nordvig and Executive Director Eliza Simpson.  Photo by Will O'Hare

Director of Edu. & Development Lauren Nordvig and Executive Director Eliza Simpson. Photo by Will O'Hare



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

Cristina Pitter - Social Media Amplifier


Board Members

Laura Delano

Bob Celli

Leonore Tjia

Eliza Simpson

Lauren Nordvig

Founding Co-Producers

Amanda A. Lederer

Lauren Nordvig

Eliza Simpson

Past Storytellers

Hana Afifi

Nancy Alam ElDeen

Alice Allemano

Julia Anrather

Ngozi Anyanwu

Mary Aravanis

Anna Aschilman

Elaine Barrow

Dalia Basiouny

Rebecca Baumwoll

Lydian Blossom

Dominique Brillon

Kristan Brown

Sarah Cagianeses

Devin Dunne Cannon

Jessica Caron

Emily Clark

Maggie D’Ambrose

Rachel Dart

Anna Dart

Asia Kate Dillon

Carolina Do

Julie Ann Earls

Noa Egozi

Lillette Fahmy

Lillith Fallon

Aizzah Fatima

Midori Francis

Isa Garcia-Rose

Zelda Gay

Alisha Giampola

Catherine Giddings

Cleo Gray

Zuleyma Guevara

Mandisa Haarhoff

Aaliha Habeeb

Kel Haney

Kana Hatakeyama

Cameran Hebb

Missy Hernandez

Marlowe Holden

Lindsley Howard

Lisa Huberman

Rahma Hussain

Eman Hussein

Maison Hussien

Colleen Hughes 

Evangeline Johns

Adriana Johns

Monica Jones

Dea Julien

Marie Katz

Elise Kibler

Barbara Kingsley

Amanda A. Lederer

Rachel Lin

Emily Lyon

Maysoon Mahfouz

Amira Mahmoud

Christine Martinez

Megan McDermott

Sarah Morsey

Alesandra Nahodil

Nehad Naile

Lauren Nordvig

Wesam Osama

Duvall O’Steen

Milena Olszewska

Tara Pacheco

Nell Page

Al Nisa Petty

Ellie Phillips

Cristina Pitter


Rebeca Rad

Ariel Reich

Siham A Salam

Aubrey Seader

Medrona Selim

Jordan Sison

Nandita Shenoy

Coral Smith

Loren Smyth

Madeline Smyth

Diana Stahl

Lilli Stein

Amanda Tudor

Raquelle Wallace

Lauren Warhol Caldwell

Akyiaa Wilson

Ericka Winterrrowd

Malia Wright

Sophia Zukoski

Kathe, Lauren's Mom

Kathe, Lauren's Mom