Food for Thought

I will be serving up some “verbal appetizers” during the opening of The Dinner Parties: art & agriculture, Wednesday, April 10, from 5 to 7 pm, at the Porter-Sesnon Art Gallery at UCSC. If you are in the mood for fun and to see some unusual and moving art, and if you’d like to talk food and appetizers with me, please come by for the opening. If you can’t make the opening, try and get by and see the show: it is on until May 11.

For more information about the opening and the show please see

“House Concert” with Ellen Greenfield

Saturday evening, January 16th, 2013, from 7 to 8:30’ish pm, in Santa Cruz, a beloved friend, Ellen Greenfield, will be reading from her debut novel, entitled, To Come from Nowhere. I will be presenting one or two of my short story/monologues to complete the evening. The event is free but seating is limited. For more info re: where etc. or to contact me, please email: See also

New Performance

I will be performing My Lunch with Sophia Loren & Other Stories in the first ever Santa Cruz Fringe Festival beginning July 13th. If you’d like more info please contact me at Here’s the flyer. Hope come and bring a bunch of friends.

Performance March 3, 2012

“Starting from the Wrong Place”
I will be performing two of my most recent monologues/stories, on Saturday night, March 3, at The 418 Project, in Santa Cruz, CA. Show starts at 7:30 pm. Here’s all the info:

How does an irreverent Performance Artist

with Buddhist leanings and a tender heart make sense of

life’s confusions, mysteries, and empty spaces?


In “Starting from the Wrong Place,” Lauren Crux, with humor and deep regard offers her audience two stories exploring the rich and varied terrain of the landscape of our inner lives. 

      • Dinosaurs & Haircuts — in which a dead, queer,commie, cabaret singer teaches us about life, love, and the fear of snakes
      • Through the Craic: (Because You Don’t Go To Ireland for the Weather) — a journey to the center of one’s soul, complete with red faeries, doubt and dead fish.


Locally renowned guest artists Neal Hellman, Daniel Robbins, Betty Steinmetz, Sara Wilbourne and newcomer Adam Stanton, join Lauren on Saturday, March 3, for this one-night evening of story, with improvised music and dance, presented by The 418 Project and Ruddy Duck Productions.

Crux is known for her warm and witty monologues that may start out seeming like a shaggy dog story, but end with the audience recognizing and reconnecting to the things in themselves and the world that matter. Her performances are intimate, smart, funny and provocative. She applies her razor sharp use of language, vivid imagery and irreverent sense of humor to make sense of things for which often no sense can be made, leaving us laughing (and crying) at our flawed but courageous human existence.

What:            “Starting from the Wrong Place,” an evening of story, music and dance

When:            Saturday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.

Where:           418 Front Street, Santa Cruz

Tickets:            $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Available at:

Extras:           20% off India Joze menu with ticket

More info:        831-466-9770 or