Lauren Gralton grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Oklahoma for four years to attend Oklahoma City University. There she received a Bachelors in Performing Arts with a minor in History. While dance has always been her passion, lately she's been focused on becoming a true triple threat. She is so grateful that Marcus took a chance on her and appreciates the positive reinforcement from the cast. Acting is pushing her boundaries and it's exhilarating.
Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in Milwaukee, WI and raised just 15 min west of Lake Michigan in a well-off suburban community. I went to Brookfield Central high school and then proceeded to go to Oklahoma City University for college.
What is your job on this show?
My job is to portray an immigration officer and a girl who is about to get another abortion.
Who are your heroes?
My heroes would have to be my family. My parents and my sister are the most supportive people I know. Not only do they support the career I chose, but they accept every side of me. To the point of even eating tofu cream cheese over the regular stuff because of my food allergies. I look up to each of them in a different way and try to emulate their best qualities.
What is your Zodiac sign?
I'm on the cusp between Scorpio and Sagittarius, November 22.
Can theater bring about societal change? Why or why not?
I think that theatre can inspire social change and motivate the audience. History has proven to us that it is possible.
Would you be willing to get a microchip implanted in your eye?
I think I would get a microchip implanted. I would weigh the consequences of doing it versus not having it in my eye. Ultimately, if it put others and myself in danger to not have the chip, I would do it.
Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this spring that...?
My show is the only one opening in NYC this spring that asks what would have happened if Mary the blessed Mother had gotten an abortion.
The Procedure will be performed on Friday 5/31/13 at 5:00pm, Tuesday 6/4/13 at 9:00pm, Saturday 6/8/13 at 12:30pm, Friday 6/14/13 at 9:00pm, Monday 6/17/13 at 4:30pm, and Thursday 6/20/13 at 5:00pm as part of the Planet Connections Theater Festivity. The Festival will take place at the Gene Frankel Theater, at 24 Bond St New York 10012.