Originally from Oregon, LAUREN RUFF (www.laurenruff.com) received her BFA in Musical Theater from The New School by way of AMDA NY. She’s performed Off Broadway in Shout The Mod Musical, Passion, Stop The World, The Boyfriend among other plays, musicals and workshops. Her work can also be seen on screen, in a few stints on SNL, in several short films and her Web Series, Big City, (a featured selection at NYTVF) which she wrote, produced and starred in. Two of her projects, Callie Wants a Solo and Boys and Other Distractions, have gone on to win audience choice at several film festivals in the greater New York area. Lauren is also a professional Voice Over artist having voiced various commercials for TV, Radio and Internet as well as cartoons! She has been a teaching artist for the past six years and her spirit animal is a Golden Retriever. She also loves a Rosé, sunsets and hugs in no particular order. Song Premiere: "Fading Hipster," music and lyrics by Joel B. New (www.joelbnew.com). Featuring JBN on ukulele. Recorded live at the Dramatists Guild Fund (www.dgfund.org) on May 1st, 2016.