Lauren Preissl

Lauren Preissl Writing Mentor, Indigenous Cultural Expression Mentor

Lauren is an indigenous actor working on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral lands of the coast salish people. Her family roots are tied to the Leq’a:mel of Sto:lo Nation, Squamish from Xwemelch’stn, and Katzie Nation as well as Canadian settler heritage. Lauren was a writer/actor with Some Assembly’s RHYTAG projects 2012-2016. Since then, she graduated from Studio 58 Theatre and was head facilitator of the student lead diversity committee her final year. Lauren is Some Assembly’s mentor in Indigenous education with cultural expression. Pre-Pandemic acting credits include Rosie (Cabaret), Claire (Monster-Hot House), Charmian (Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra), Mr. Zyclo’s Pet Bird (Anonymous), and Rain (The Weather Report, UBC New Writers festival).