Since third grade and several decades beyond, Lauren Persons has been acting out. She has come a long way since her first dramatic venture at Dentzler Elementary School in which she cast, directed and starred in Sleeping Beauty. Lauren has played many roles since then as Associate Director of Near West Theatre, columnist for the Parma Sun Post, drama instructor and director at Cassidy Theatre, teacher of English and Theatre Arts and creative writing at Valley Forge High School for twelve years. She is presently teaching and writing for Rainey Institute, an amazing arts/social service program serving Cleveland for over 100 years. Lauren is very excited to take her talents to OPA this fall!