Name: Lauren Cregor Devine
Where were you born: Indianapolis, Indiana
Siblings: Older brother Matt, and step-/half-siblings Maureen, Jonathan, Amy, Christie, Jason, Nick and Reid
College: Indiana University
First show you ever saw: Les Misérables
Nickname(s): LCD, La, Craigslist, Crippie, Laurena
First pet’s name: Pufferino & Tiggerini
Hero: My Nonna, Marina
What was your first Waterwell experience: Viewing Lost in Yemen and peeing myself with laughter as Tom quite clearly fed Arian his lines. On Stage. In character. The entire show.
Pet peeves: Loud chewing/slurping, excessive honking, not saying please/thank you, dog poop on sidewalks
Favorite play/musical: Caroline, Or Change
Karaoke song: “Signed, Sealed, Deliver, I’m Yours,” “At Last,” or “New York State of Mind” (B. Joel, that is)
Favorite New York spot: Wherever badass busking is happening
What are you reading right now: The Woman Who Shot Mussolini (F. Saunders) and Your Four-Year-Old: Wild and Wonderful (L. Ames)
What is your philosophy of art: To each his/her own
Where do you see yourself in ten years: Making music that gets heard — by my children, my community, the world at large. Music that speaks from the heart to the heart. Music that brings to others what it brings to me: immediate tears and enough energy to run a marathon.
Give us one piece of advice: Be specific, optimistic, painfully honest, and make ’em dance.