Board Spotlight: Laurie Lynch
In this month’s Spotlight, we get to know Board Member Laurie Lynch!
1. Tell us about yourself! Who are you?
My name is Laurie Lynch, They/Them/She/Her. I am a theatre artist, dandy, educator, activist, mommy. I work at the Rainbow Center in Tacoma Washington as the Education Coordinator, basically I am the person who is gay for pay, going out in the world and doing trainings for folks who need some education on LGBTQ competency and Gender Identity. I am currently serving as the VP of the TPS board and am super excited about the work being done there. I have been on the board for a year and change, I think, hahaha…time is a construct, who can say!
2. What’s your relationship to theatre?
I have been a theatre maker my entire life. I studied theatre at Cal state university, Los Angeles, before getting my MFA in Contemporary Performance from Naropa University. I became a college professor at the Community College of Denver after that teaching acting for 8 years and getting involved in the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival where I was the E.D.I. chair for our Region. I feel strongly that making theatre is a privilege and a responsibility. My partner got a job out here so we moved here, I became a stay at home parent and had to dive into a new theatre community. I have performed with Sound Theatre Company and was a 2018 Emerging Artist at Intiman. I have since been developing my solo show, “Dandyland: Queering motherhood one day at a time.” I am hoping to have it finished this fall!
3. What are some things you’re looking forward to as a board member this year?
I am so stoked for the FUNdraiser on June 17th! It’s going to be a blast! and I am even more excited to meet with the MAC, as that will be a primary role for the VP of TPS Board!
4. If you were a play or musical, what would you be?
I would be the Newsies but cast with all queers! Im a lil scrappy, a lil bit of a seeker, a lil bit of a leader, a lil bit of a cowboy, I love a good choreographed dance, and queers in those costumes is kind of a dreamy!
5. What’s your favorite thing to do in Seattle in the summer?
I love working on my garden…Gay Gardens 2.0. My 4 year old picked out flowers last year in all the rainbow colors cause well thats what they do and I love maintaining those gardens. It’s a nice calm, especially this year as I will be putting on Tacoma Pride…COME on DOWN and say HI! July 13th!
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