Passing of Lauren Widner
It is with great sadness that Elmwood Playhouse announces the passing of Lauren Widner, a beloved and gifted teacher and director.
Lauren served as Assistant Director for our 2014 production of “Black Comedy“. Since her time at Elmwood, Lauren went on to earn a Masters of Art degree in Theatre Direction from the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University and earned directorial credits at numerous prestigious venues including Lincoln Center and The Goodspeed Playhouse.
Lauren was loved by all who were fortunate enough to work with her. As a director, pianist, vocal coach, published author and playwright, Lauren accomplished so much in too short a lifetime. Her kindness, her passion and her beautiful smile will be missed by all.