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Stephanie S. Lazenby is a writer, performer and teaching artist. She proudly brings over twenty years of teaching experience at schools in New Hampshire, Maine and New York City. She has developed a curriculum based theatrical workshop as an Artist-in-Residence at numerous public and private schools such as New Franklin School in Portsmouth and the Seacoast Waldorf School in Eliot ME. Taking into account that we all have unique styles of learning, students write and perform an original play based on the chosen subject. Most recently she was the Director of Education at PDP in Portsmouth. There she created classes, including Sketch Comedy, which was performed multiple times in conjunction with The Button Factory Stage at WSCA. She developed and implemented the education program, directed summer and vacation camps, including their most successful summer camp, Annie Jr, which twice sold out the Star Theater.
Stephanie began her comedy journey by memorizing the entire movie Airplane! as a teenager and has put those skills to work ever since. She was a member of Emerson Comedy Workshop at Emerson College and continued writing and performing original shows and short films in her hometown of New York City. She moved to the Seacoast in 2003 where her writing has been published locally, including a monthly column, in The Portsmouth Herald “Mom’s in the City “ as well as nationally, in publications (Redbook) and stage productions (Listen To Your Mother.) Since 2016, she is the emcee and host of Pecha Kucha, which is held seasonally at 3S Artspace.