Youth theatre celebrated in Syracuse


Lauren Unbekant (Director) is the Director of Educational Outreach for Syracuse Stage and adjunct faculty for Syracuse University Drama Department. Lauren has worked extensively as a professional development consultant with organizations such as The Lincoln Center Institute for Aesthetic Education, Harvard's Project Zero, the National Performance Network and Partners for Arts Education. Ms. Unbekant is a Master Teaching Artist with nearly 20 years of experience connecting the Artist Process with all kinds of learning and has developed course work for educators in Critical thinking Through the Arts. As a co-founder of the physical theatre company Gams On The Lam and a solo performing artist with MoveInk, she has performed nationally and internationally at such festivals as the Humorologie Festival in Belgium, The International Festival De Pallesos in Barcelona, The International Movement Festival in London, The Festival of International Art in Leon and Puebla, Mexico and the HBO Comedy Festival in Aspen, CO. Lauren Holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Syracuse University.


Daniel Burns (Josh) is a sophomore Acting major from Fort Lauderdale, FL. Past roles include Christopher Robin in A.A. Milne's Winnie the Pooh, Lloyd in Noises Off!, and Mr. Graydon in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

Sara Orr (Elsie/Mum) is a senior Acting major at Syracuse University. She recently participated in Syracuse University's London Abroad Program, where she appeared as Hermia in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Alice in Bird and the Two Ton Weight. Other recent credits include Equus and Hypochondriac with Black Box Players.

Chelsea Rolfes (Gran) is a junior Acting major from Cincinnati, OH. She was last seen as Sophie in The Fraying Persian as part of SU Drama's New Playwrights Festival. Other roles include The Singer in It Never Gets Soft (Starving Artists), Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Poopsie in The Pajama Game, and Clairee Belcher in Steel Magnolias.

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