Theatre Alumna Joins Chicago Comedy Scene
After graduation, Lauren Branstetter (BA Theatre 2011) worked as an Apprentice at The Purple Rose Theatre in Chelsea, Michigan.
“I absolutely loved it and learned so much.” She stayed on at The Purple Rose as the Office Manager, where she also understudied her first professional show.
She now lives in Chicago where she has jumped into the comedy world. She graduated in July 2016 from Second City’s conservatory program. The year long, advanced program involves learning the art of the sketch show and performing on the E.T.C stage.
Lauren is also involved in an improvised horror group, the Scream Theatre, which she claims “is so silly and fun.” They recently played at the Del Close Marathon in New York City.