Performing Arts/Education

Laura’s Corner

laurabyrne2010-034Hello and welcome to Laura’s Corner! As the incoming Director of Education, I want to provide a space for you to visit to learn about what we have planned, what ideas are flourishing for the future, and, find out about what I’ve been doing as well! I’m currently putting the finishing touches on my film thesis, and will earn my Masters in Theatre Education at Emerson College in May! My undergraduate degree is the Bachelor’s of Music in Musical Theatre from Shenandoah University, which was recently named one of the 10 best schools for Musical Theatre. I am a member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, National Association of Teachers of Singing, American Alliance for Theatre Education, and Theatre for Young Audiences.

I am currently the musical theatre,  music and theatre teacher at Cyrus Peirce Middle School here on Nantucket, and am also directing the Nantucket High School production of The Drowsy Chaperone, which opens in March. When I’m not teaching or directing, I have been busy with planning the upcoming Dreamland Season – connecting with new and innovative playwrights, teaching artists and other collaborators to create a wonderful season of workshops and performances for children and families. I believe it is crucial to provide plays for and about young people, and for those works to provide our diverse community with opportunities to learn and grow through theatre and the arts.

I hope Laura’s Corner has given you a glimpse of what my vision is for The Dreamland Education Program. One of the most important aspects of this column is to provide a place where you can easily contact me. Please feel free to ask a question, share an idea, or just say hello! My direct e-mail is laura@nantucketdreamland.org. Curious about our Fall and Winter Programming? You’ll have to wait for the next Laura’s Corner to find out! Stay tuned!

See you at the theatre!

Laura

Enriching the cultural and intellectual life of Nantucket