CAPITAL W is the joint venture of longtime collaborators Lauren Ludwig (Director/Writer) and Monica Miklas (Producer). After many years of collaborating in the music and sketch comedy group Lost Moon Radio, Lauren and Monica created Capital W in 2015 to explore their shared passion for unconventional, immersive, and site-specific theater. LA Weekly called the company’s first production, Hamlet-Mobile, “pure gold” (Bill Raden) and an “enthralling embodiment of ‘all the world’s a stage’” (Steven Leigh Morris).
LAUREN LUDWIG is an LA-based multimedia director and writer who grew up outside of Syracuse, NY. Her past stage work has earned a Hollywood Fringe Festival “Best of Comedy” Award, an LA Weekly “Best of the Fringe” Award, and a Chicago Reader “Critic Choice” distinction. She regularly directs the comedy show Lost Moon Radio, with whom she has several television projects in development. Lauren also founded the filmmaking collective Darty Hall; with them she wrote and directed her first feature film, 5 Pilgrims, which is currently in postproduction. This summer, she created the popular HamletMobile, an immersive adaptation of Shakespeare’s Hamlet staged in and around a cargo van. More information on Lauren's work at laurenludwig.com.
MONICA MIKLAS is a producer and performing arts administrator originally from Atlanta, Georgia. She has been an in-house producer for Lost Moon Radio since 2010, producing more than a dozen live music and comedy shows, as well as the company’s performance at the 33rd Annual LA Weekly Theater Awards at the Avalon. She served as the Executive Director of Lost Moon while attending CSULB's MBA/MFA Theatre Management program, which she completed in 2015. An active member of the Hollywood Fringe community, Monica coproduced the 2013 Best of Fringe Extensions (now known as the Encore Series), has juried several sponsored awards, and recently helped launch a creative workshop series. Monica is the Assistant Director of Events and Projects for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra where she produces special events and community activities.