(Owner, Acting, Stage Makeup)
Lauren is the founder and owner of Lark Theatre Studio. She has been a performing arts instructor for over fifteen years. Lauren is an award winning director and published playwright. As an actor, she has performed in over thirty productions including “Lady Macbeth” in Macbeth, “Mother” in Six Characters In Search of an Author, and “Essie” in You Can’t Take It With You. She has worked in varying facets of theatre education, having directed close to forty productions for the elementary, middle school, high school, community, and professional demographics, including Annie, The Wizard of Oz, The Lion King, She Kills Monsters, and the Appell Center for the Performing Arts' Annual Playwriting Festival. She is also the co-director of Lower Dauphin High School's Thespian Society. Lauren is thrilled to be bringing her passion for the performing arts to students of all ages through Lark Theatre Studio!
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Doug is an English and Theatre Arts teacher at Lower Dauphin High School in Hummelstown, PA. Doug has earned a B. A. in English and an M.A. in American Studies from the Pennsylvania State University. He has performed in over a dozen plays and one-acts including Charley's Aunt, Our Town, and A Christmas Carol. Doug has directed the Lower Dauphin High School fall play since 2010. His Lower Dauphin fall play productions include It's A Wonderful Life, Alice in Wonderland, and Arsenic and Old Lace. He also produces Lower Dauphin’s annual one-act festival, Dramapalooza. He loves getting a chance to work with Lark Theatre Studio students and watch them become the best they can be!
Christianna Harchuska is an incoming freshman at Millersville University. She has been involved in theater and the performing arts since a very young age. She has performed in several play and musicals, including Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow), Silver Belles (Harriet), Legally Blonde (Ensemble), and Steel Magnolias (Clairee). Christianna has always loved Lark Theatre Studio, and has been taking classes and workshops with Lark most of her high school career. She is so excited to be a 2022 summer camp intern!
Kristen Ajala is a 2022 graduate of Lower Dauphin High School. She started her performing arts journey as a freshman. She has appeared in Mamma Mia (Ensemble), Legally Blonde (Manager), and Guys and Dolls (Martha). Starting her sophomore year, Kristen became Costume Manager for the LDHS fall plays, including Silver Bells, Clue, Steel Magnolias and 12 Angry Jurors. She always jumps at the chance to participate in Lark Theatre Studio classes and workshops, and is so grateful to help teach younger students about the performing arts.