Lauren E. Banks Lauren E. Banks
Union affiliation:
AEA
 
Hair color: Dark Brown
Eye color: Dark Brown

Production Experience

 

Title

Role

Place

Director


Theatre

 

 

 

Fucking A

Hester

Yale School of Drama

Joan MacIntosh

Blood Wedding

Mother, Beggar

Yale School of Drama

Kevin Hourigan

’Tis Pity She’s A Whore

Hippolita

Yale School of Drama

Jesse Rasmussen

Clybourne Park

Francine, Lena

Yale School of Drama

Joan MacIntosh

Some Bodies Travel

Grunt, Sally, Gullah Jack

Yale School of Drama

Margot Bordelon

The Two Gentlemen of Verona

Julia, Thurio

Yale School of Drama

Ensemble Created

Titus Andronicus

Marcus

Yale School of Drama

Shadi Ghaheri

Macbeth

Witch 3

Yale School of Drama

Jesse Rasmussen

This Land Was Made

Trish

Yale School of Drama

Jesse Rasmussen

Wrong River

Ramona Westfield

Yale School of Drama

Shadi Ghaheri

Harriet Tells It Like It Is

Harriet Tubman

Capital Rep Theatre

Margaret Hall

Edgar & Annabel

Tara

Studio Theatre

Holly Twyford

The Container

Asha

Center Stage

Johanna Gruenhut

Venus

Mother-Showman, Grade School Chum, The Brother

Ira Aldridge Theater

Eric Ruffin

The Negro Caravan

Ensemble

Ira Aldridge
Theater

George Faison

For Colored Girls…

Lady in Blue

Al Freeman, Jr Theater

L.A. Williams

Thoughts of a Colored Man

Malu

GALA Hispanic Theatre

Keenan Scott II

The Real Thing

Debbie (u/s)

Studio Theatre

David Muse

Seven Guitars

Louise (u/s)

Yale Repertory Theatre

Timothy Douglas

Cymbeline

Posthumus Leonatus (u/s)

Yale Repertory Theatre

Evan Yionoulis

War

Alberta (u/s)

Yale Repertory Theatre

Lileana Blain-Cruz


Film/Television

 

 

 

Fiction

Principal

Cyrus Duff

Tripolar

Co-star

Eleanor Gaver

Laundry

Principal

 

Tari Wariebi

Alchy

Principal

 

Kevin Wilson, Jr

National Civil Rights Museum Film

Principal

 

Amy Maddox

The Coup of 1968

Principal

 

Demnlus Johnson

Unattainable Piece

Principal

 

Kevin Wilson

Safe House

Principal

 

Zeb King

Karla Evans

Principal

 

Kerry King

Jewelry Box

Principal

 

Raina Johnson

NEH Elizabeth Keckly Docudrama

Principal

 

Laurel Sneed

Education

School

Degree

Area of Study

Teacher

Howard University

BA

Acting

Al Freeman, Jr.
Kim Bey
Eric Ruffin

 

 

 

 

Yale School of Drama

MFA

Acting

 

 

 

Acting

Ron Van Lieu, Evan Yionoulis,
Yuri Kordonsky,
Robert Woodruff

 

 

Acting/Shakespeare/Text

Peter Francis James, James Bundy, Steven Skybell

 

 

Speech-Dialect

Ron Carlos, Beth McGuire,
D'Arcy Dersham

 

 

Voice

Walton Wilson, Grace Zandarski, Louis Colaianni, Dawn-Elin Fraser

 

 

Alexander Technique

Jessica Wolf, Bill Connington

 

 

Singing

Glenn Seven Allen, Anne Tofflemire

 

 

Stage Combat

Rick Sordelet, Michael Rossmy

 

 

Dance for Actors

Jennifer Archibald

 

 

The Body as Source/The Body in Space

Erica Fae

 

 

Voice Over

Billy Serow

 

 

Clown/Commedia

Christopher Bayes

 

 

Theater Games

Justine Williams

 

 

Creating Actor-Generated Work

Joan MacIntosh

 

 

Acting for Camera & Professional Preparation

Ellen Novack, Gregory Berger-Sobeck

 

 

Yoga

Annie Piper

 

Special Skills

Dialects: Nigerian Igbo, Zulu, RP, pop London, more; conversational Spanish, voice (alto), dance: jazz, ballet, African, Hip-Hop; golf, basketball, track, mountain climbing; poet, teacher, alto-saxophone, stand-up comedy, passport