Changing Lives on Stage with Lisa Houston

Lisa Houston
Lisa Houston
Lisa Houston

This week, I’m bringing you a current teacher who’s a former colleague of mine: Lisa Houston, who started the drama program at the Pennington School and now serves as its middle school dean of students. Among other things, Lisa tells us how she rebuilt the drama program from the ground up, how it’s expanded over the years, what it’s like to take a group of high school students overseas to perform at a major festival, and how she’s seen theater impact the kids who participate in it, and even change lives. You’ll also hear about the effect teaching drama has had on her life.

“You can’t really live a life and progress as a person if you’re not doing something that you actually like.”

Lisa Houston

Show links

Lisa’s Instagram

The Pennington School’s drama program on Instagram

Tectonic Theater Project

Edinburgh Festival Fringe


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