Lauren GreenwoodRepresented by: Meaghan Denomme
Lauren Greenwood is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright. She won the 2019 Telefilm Canada New Voices Award with her feature screenplay SUBJECT 27 (Bitter Boy Productions). Under its previous title, the script was also shortlisted for the 2019 National Screen Institute Features First program. Her short film, RED BALLOON, Avi Federgreen’s directorial debut starring Gord Rand, Natalie Brown and Patrick McKenna, is currently complete and awaits its festival premiere later this year. Lauren is a graduate of the prestigious York University MFA Screenwriting Program. Her first play and directorial debut, AN ATLAS, A NECKTIE & OTHER CONCERNS, ran at the juried Scripted Toronto Festival and the Toronto Fringe Festival in 2019. The play won Best of Fringe North (519), and was a finalist for the Cayle Chernin Award. A graduate of the Second City Conservatory, Lauren also co-created, co-wrote and performed in the sketch comedy revue CARPE INTO MY DMs, which won Best of Fringe at the Toronto Fringe Festival 2019. Her sophomore play, BYGONE, which she is also directing, is set to premiere at the 2022 Toronto Fringe Festival.
WRITING – THEATRE
BYGONE Toronto Fringe Festival, July 2022.
AN ATLAS, A NECKTIE & OTHER CONCERNS Scripted Toronto, Theatre Passe Muraille, May 2019; Toronto Fringe Festival, Tarragon Theatre, July 2019; Best of Fringe North (519), Orangeville, July 2019.
CARPE INTO MY DMS (Co-creator) Second City Mainstage, April 2019; Toronto Fringe Festival, Al Green Theatre, July 2019; Best of Fringe, Meridien Arts Centre, July 2019.
WRITING – FILM & TELEVISION
FLORALOGIC Web Series for Blue Ant Media, 2021.
RED BALLOON Short film directed by Avi Federgreen, 2020.
SUBJECT 27 Feature film, optioned 2020.
OUT THERE WITH MELISSA DIMARCO Half-hour comedy series; 4 episodes, 2011-2012.
AWARDS & FESTIVALS
2021 Best Screenplay (Short Film) at the San Diego International Kids Film Festival; The Audience Award Best Short Film at Bridge Fest; Inspiration Award at Cinema on the Bayou; Best Short Subject Film – Drama – WorldFest Houston – Red Balloon
2020 – Red Balloon was an official selection at the Los Angeles Lift-Off Film Festival; Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival; Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival; Chicago Reel Shorts Festival; Cinema on the Bayou; Reel Canadian Film Festival; San Diego International Kids Film Festival; WorldFest-Houston; Oakville Festivals of Film & Art; Lakeshorts International Short Film Festival; Cabbagetown Film Festival
2019 Telefilm Canada New Voices Award – Feature Screenplay Subject 27
2019 NSI Features First Shortlist – Feature Screenplay Subject 27
2019 Best of Fringe North (519) – An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns
2019 Best of Fringe Toronto – Carpe into my DMs
2019 Cayle Chernin Award for Theatre Production Finalist – An Atlas, A Necktie & Other Concerns
EDUCATION & TRAINING
The Second City, Sketch Conservatory Program, 2019.
York University, Master of Fine Arts in Screenwriting, 2017.
University of Toronto, Honours Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, 2006.