After nearly a decade in NYC, in 2017 Lori and her husband, David, relocated their family to Indianapolis, IN where they are now (respectively) Artistic Director and Executive Director of The New Harmony Project. The New Harmony Project creates, nurtures and promotes works for the stage, television, and film that sensitively and truthfully explore the positive aspects of life. For over 35 years, NHP has been a haven and retreat for writers through a two-week conference each spring in the magical town of New Harmony, located in Southwestern Indiana. In 2019 they grew from 14 days to over 100 days of programming offered in New Harmony and Central Indiana. In 2021, NHP returns to in-person programming in New Harmony with a concert in July and modified conference in August.

Lori also works as a freelance director, most recently directing Gayle Payne in a socially distanced backyard production of George Brant's Grounded in 2020 as well as Summit Performance Indianapolis's inaugural production of Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson. In 2017 she directed Stuart Little at Indiana Repertory Theatre and transferred her adaptation of Drunkle Vanya off-Broadway, where it enjoyed a critically-acclaimed six-month run at Tolstoy's Lounge at the Russian Samovar in NYC. 

Lori is also a co-founder of Three Day Hangover with Beth Gardiner and David Hudson, which produced seven full-length productions to great acclaim in New York, in addition to their commissioned project, Drunk Shakespeare, which has been running for four years off-Broadway and has been seen by over 100,000 people. 


As an assistant director, she worked on the Tony award-winning Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Craig Lucas’ The Lying Lesson (Atlantic Theatre Company) with Tony Award winner, Pam MacKinnon. She has also assisted Erica Schmidt, David Grindley, Carey Perloff, Anne Bogart, Warner Shook, Ted Pappas, Michael Baron, and Eric Nightengale.


Lori was the inaugural recipient of the SDCF Charles Abbott Fellowship and has worked at theatres across the country including Roundabout, MTC, Signature (NY & DC), La Jolla Playhouse, Playwrights Horizons, South Coast Repertory, American Conservatory Theater, Indiana Repertory Theatre and the O’Neill Theater Center. She is a member of Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, was a finalist for the 2017 National Directors Fellowship, and received a 2017 residency at SPACE on Ryder Farm. Lori is an SCD associate member, studied at the Moscow Art Theater and is a proud graduate of the University of Evansville. Go Colts! 


Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?    

   3 TONY Awards for Best Revival, Best Director & Best Actor

The Philanthropist                         



Assistant Director     


Assistant Director  

Assistant Director    





dir. Pam MacKinnon     


dir. David Grindley    

dir. David Grindley      




Booth Theater  


American Airlines, Roundabout

American Airlines, Roundabout


Drunkle Vanya *off-Broadway transfer


Hank V

Drunkle Vanya

Something New LIVE!

Taking Care of Baby

The Lying Lesson

R+J: Star-Cross'd Death Match

     NYIT Nomination for Best Revival of a Play

Touching Loss

Closing Costs

RSVP a radio musical

According to the Chorus

Cradle to Gravy

And Miss Reardon Drinks...

The Classroom

Running (sel. FringeNYC Encores)

Twas the Shotz...

Chocolates on the Pillow

365 Days/365 Plays (week 37)



by Anton Chekhov

by Steven Dietz

3DH (orig. Shakespeare)

by Anton Chekhov

by Joel B. New

dir. Erica Schmidt

dir. Pam Mackinnon

w/ Ben Charles (orig. Shakespeare) 


by Leah Miles 

by Arlene Hutton

by Joel B. New 
by Arlene Hutton 

by Dianne Bilyak  

by Paul Zindel   

by Craig Clary    

by Arlene Hutton  

by Nick Abeel     

by Arlene Hutton  

by Suzan-Lori Parks 



Tolstoy's Lounge @ The Russian Samovar

West Park Church

The Stumble Inn

The Gin Mill

54 Below

Manhattan Theatre Club

Atlantic Theater Company

Three Day Hangover, Quinn's Bar


Clare Cook Dance Theater

Short Stuff 7, The Barrow Group

"Something New" podcast on iTunes

FAB Women, The Barrow Group

United Solo Festival, Theatre Row

NYU, The Lee Strasberg Institute

FringeNYC, Teatro Latea

FringeNYC, Cherry Pit & Players Theatre

Amios Theatre company, Under St. Marks

Artistic New Directions, Theatre 54

Slant Theatre Project, Cherry Lane Theatre



Adapter & Director


Co-Adapter & Co-Director

Adapter & Director


SDCF Assistant Director     

Assistant Director

Director & Co-Adapter  





















Assistant Director     

SDCF Assistant Director

Assistant Director  

Assistant Director    

Assistant Director 

Assistant Director


Director / Co-Adapter






Silent Sky

Stuart Little


Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  

Death and the Ploughman            

The Government Inspector            

The Importance of Being Earnest 

Songs for a New World          

Unwrap Your Candy

The Horton Foote Project

The Children's Hour         


+Inaugural recipient of the SDC Foundation Charles Abbott Fellowship



dir. Ted Pappas    

dir. Pam MacKinnon 

dir. Anne Bogart   

dir. Carey Perloff  

dir. Warner Shook 

dir. Michael Baron  

by Doug Wright

from the plays of Horton Foote

by Lillian Hellman  




Bald Cypress Theater, Payne Productions

Summit Performance Indianapolis

Indiana Repertory Theatre

Pittsburgh Public Theater

Steppenwolf Theatre Company

Luckman Fine Arts Complex

American Conservatory Theater

South Coast Repertory

Signature Theatre (DC)

Evansville Civic Theater - Underground Annex

Carson-Newman College, Horton Foote Film Festival

University of Evansville, May Studio Theatre






The New Harmony Project

The Barrow Group

The New Harmony Projec

The New Harmony Project

The New Harmony Project

The New Harmony Project

On the Square Productions

Ars Nova, Uncharted Concert Series

Women Center Stage, The Culture Project

Slant Theatre Project, The Tank

Manhattan Shakespeare Project

by Crystal Skillman

by Suzanne Bradbeer

by Katie Bender

by Susan Bernfield

by Jessica Dickey

by Andrea Stolowitz

by Greg Beam 

by Joel B. New    

by Chloe Carter Brown 

with Phil Pickens, Raife Baker      

by Anne Hamilton     














Rain and Zoe Save the World

The Sleeping Girl

Still Now

Tania in the Getaway Van

Row After Row



To Hell and Back

Beautiful Somewhere

Beyond Measure

The Delivery

The New Harmony Project


Twelfth Night...

The HAMLET Project: New York

Man of Rock
Signature Theatre Company

La Jolla Playhouse

Playwrights Horizons

O'Neill Playwrights Conference

O'Neill Theater Center


Three Day Hangover

Three Day Hangover

Three Day Hangover

NYMF 2011

2005 - 2007

Summer 2005

Summer 2004

Summer 2003

Summer 2002   

Artistic Director




Artistic Line Producer

Artistic Assistant

Artistic Intern

Casting Resident

Company Management Intern

Box Office Staff



B.S. in Theatre Studies, University of Evansville (manga cum laude) *Outstanding Senior Award

Moscow Art Theater, National Theater Institute Semester