Lauren’s song “Bite Your Teeth (Into The A** Of Life)” from her adaptation of a film is being presented as part of the prestigious BMI Lehman Engel Workshop’s Semi-Annual Smoker. Performing it are the fantastic Jeremy Lawrence, Chris Critelli, and Andy Roninson.
Performing the piece was a very talented cast, including Jennifer Blood, Chris Critelli, LaDonna Burns, and many others.
The piece is currently being developed into a full-length musical as part of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
The Chorus (working title) is about a mystical Greek chorus who attempts to help certain New Yorkers solve their problems via sung riddles and persuasive prodding. It is based on a 10-minute musical written by Lauren and Emmy Laybourne as part of the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop.
This video is from the very first presentation of the 10-minute piece.
Nominated for multiple Drama Desk and IT Awards, Waterwell has produced nine original pieces in New York and has been dubbed “Brilliant, original and inspired” by the New York Times. Their current project will be devised and performed at Indiana University in August 2010 as part of Premiere Musicals, thanks to a generous grant from Eli Lilly.
Lauren was recently selected to participate in BMI’s esteemed Musical Theater Workshop, which has produced such hits as “Avenue Q,” “Chorus Line” and “Next to Normal.”
Lauren’s film music has been screened across the globe, including the BFM International Festival in London.
As a singer / songwriter, Lauren has released two albums with her band and is currently working on her third.
She has also had the honor of composing for New York’s SYREN Modern Dance.
She received her B.A. in Theater from Indiana University, a post-graduate degree in Voice and Theater from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) and her M.A. in Composition from New York University.
In her gigging adventures, Lauren has had the pleasure of playing at the following venues:
Don’t Tell Mama’s
Rockwood Music Hall
White Plains Performing Arts Center
(Beyond NYC … )
Jazz Kitchen, IN
Indianapolis Arts Garden
Midwest Music Summit
Trinity College, CT
James Madison University, VA
Bentley College, MA