Name: Lauren Noble
Hometown: Pinetown, South Africa
Living: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Qualifications: BA Honours in Drama and Performance Studies (UKZN)
Experience: 11 years in theatre and 10 years in education
Endorsed by: the co|lab collective
Proudest moment in your career?
Crafting co|laboratory from the wings to curtain up... and now you're a part of the opening act!
Quote to live by in your industry?
"I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.” ~ Walt Disney
Five things we need to know about you?
My very first speaking role was as the Wicked Witch on the West in Ben Pine's production of The Wizard of Oz. Elphaba has since become one of my favourite fantasy characters.
I published three books when I was in junior high and I've worked on one specific novel since then - yup, that's 13 years, and I'm not done yet!
I live life with a soundtrack and have an entire playlist devoted to scores. My favourite is 'The Gift of Mortality' from Bicentennial Man.
I adore film and I already know my Master of Arts thesis will one day focus on the blurring of boundaries between the cinema and the stage.
My husband and I are high school sweethearts. I have been telling him since 2005 that if I were ever to get a chance to build my own theatre space, he would design it. We've got a Pinterest board and everything!