Lauren Moakes

Lauren Moakes

Theatre Director

  • Location: London/Warwickshire
  • Career stage: Entry
  • Freelancer: Available

Actress and Theatre Director

BA in Writing, Directing and Performance
Department of Theatre, Film and Television, University of York.

Artistic Director of Mind Over Matter - a multimedia theatre collective with a focus on the thoughtful and the physical.

Previous projects have been with the Royal Shakespeare Company, University of York, Common Ground Theatre Makers, Company of Angels/York Theatre Royal & National Youth Theatre of GB.

Acting Credits: Member of the National Youth Theatre (Acting and Stadium Arts Course), Pericles (RSC), A Small Family Business, dir. Michael Billington, under the supervision of Sir Alan Ayckbourn (Masterclass). Acting credits at the University of York (Black Box and Scenic Stage Theatre) include Beatrice in The Dutch Courtesan, Bellinda in The Provoked Wife, Vivian Stamford in Demons directed by Tom Cornford, Landlady in Two by Jim Cartwright and Michelle in Debris by Dennis Kelly. 

Directing Credits: Recent Theatre directing credits include Playhouse Creatures by April D'Angelis (University of York), On Ego by Mick Gordon (Mind Over Matter Theatre), The Pitchfork Disney by Phillip Ridley, Snowflakes by Hannah Davies (York Theatre Royal). Previous experience includes Verbatim Theatre, and assisting for NT Connections Festival (Warwick Arts Centre).

Brief but competent experience of Directing for Television: Continuing Drama, experience of Floor Managing and a brief introduction to Vision Mixing.


Work History

Assistant Director - Theatre Cafe Festival/Company of Angels/York Theatre Royal

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014

Creative Assistant - National Youth Theatre (West Midlands)

Oct 2012 - Oct 2012


Writing, Directing and Performance - BA (Hons) - University of York

Oct 2012 - Jul 2015


  • Acting
  • Marketing
  • Administration
  • Directing
  • Drama
  • Live TV