Hall Center For The Humanities


Mary Doveton
Executive Director, Theatre Lawrence

Theatre Lawrence
New Generation Society of Lawrence (NGSL members only)

Fri., May. 2, 2014, 10:00am - 11:30am
Location: 4660 Bauer Farm Drive

Lawrence Community Theater began life in 1977 and has operated continuously since then. In 2011 the name was changed to Theatre Lawrence at the beginning of a capital campaign to build a new theater on 6th street near Free State High School. The nearly $6 million structure was completed in Spring 2013 and opened with the musical, 'Ragtime', in June. We will tour the new facility and learn more of the history of community theater in Lawrence. The mask collection in the lobby of the new theatre is spectacular. More about Theatre Lawrence may be found at: http://www.theatrelawrence.com/about/history.htm

Mary Doveton, Executive Director. Mary was a founder of the Theatre in the mid seventies and has served as its Director since 1984. Mary holds degrees from Clarke University and KU and has produced and directed hundreds of shows. She is a Fellow in the College of Fellows of the American Association of Community Theatre where she has also held several national offices and has adjudicated theatre festivals around the country. Mary is proud to have been the first recipient of the Lawrence Phoenix Award for Performing Arts in 1996 and was named a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow in 2011. She is married to John, a petrophysicist. They have a son, a daughter and 2 grandsons.

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