Lauren Neal kidnaps and tortures Fall Out Boy for their new album "Save Rock & Roll"; performs in the "Words With Girls" and "Those With Class" webseries'; is featured in 5secondfilms, LaDiDa Music Videos; asks a journalist question of Denzel Washing & Viola Davis in the press room of the 2010 Tony Awards; co-hosts the Autostraddle red carpet interviews from the GLAAD Media Awards 2012, etc.
Maybe you'd never guess, but Lauren is actually an award-winning, extensively & theatrically trained actress with over four dozen regional, community, and collegiate dance/theatre credits. She has appeared in a number of short films selected to festivals, and is the lead in an indie feature premiering in 2013, "The Lovely Rejects" (www.thelovelyrejectsfilm.com)
Please visit www.SpicyWit.com or www.vimeo.com/spicywit for more information on Lauren Neal's debut writing/directing/producing project "Spicy Wit," a satirical series about race, academia, and... well, chicken.
Lauren Neal's award-winning rapper / comedienne / solo performer / experimental musician alter ego Licki Ucroj.
"In May of 2010, my locked, heart-shaped box gave birth to Licki Ucroj, a hip hop- inspired alter ego to whom I gift rapped and left the key to understanding myself. Why Licki Ucroj? Phonetically, Licki Ucroj rhymes with Nicki Minaj -- currently the hip-hop industry's most coveted and controversial female icon, a rapper who uses her theatre training to vocalize verses with uncanny characterizations and dynamic performativity. Cathartically, Licki Ucroj names, and therefore makes palpable, a space for the parts of myself that make others -- and me -- uncomfortable, a space for the parts of myself that have little room to breathe. Laughably, Licki Ucroj is ridiculous, naïve, vulgar, and hopelessly sincere; all things I am, and all things I often loathe being."