Lauren N. Fields is a Chicago-based director, writer, and theatre artist. She is passionate about developing new theatrical work- scripted and devised. For the past several years Lauren has been focused on creating new immersive experiences in a variety of spaces across the city. She is the founder of The Horror! Ensemble and a founding member of Birch House Immersive. Her work is primarily driven by the desire to create a visceral relationship between the audience and the artist. Her immersive projects explore this idea by annihilating the barrier between parties that is established in traditional theatre and creating a tangible, participatory, audience-centric experience. It is Lauren's hope that creating this kind of theatre will encourage honesty, vulnerability, and intimacy in both the artist and the viewer.