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Lara Morton, Founder & Director of Handful Productions, has been a theater teacher, director of educational theater and playwright for young audiences since 1994.  She has extensive experience teaching and directing theater arts to all ages, and is excited to expand her reach in this critical field of work through Handful Productions.  


Directorial Work (Full-scale productions)

'To Be Announced' Musical 2019

WHCOA Summer Youth Theatre, West Haven, CT


'Grease: School Edition' 2018

WiSP, East Haven, CT

'Beauty and the Beast Jr.' 2018

Madbarn Productions, Madison, CT

'Elf Jr.' 2017

Madbarn Productions, Madison, CT

'The Hundred Dresses' 2012 & 2013

West Haven Child Development Center

'The Mystery of Edwin Drood' 2011

Lyme-Old Lyme H.S.

'The Comedy of Errors' 2010

Lyme-Old Lyme H.S.

'Tony's Turn' 2000-2001 (touring)

Open End Theatre Company/Yale

'Devonya's Decision' 1999-2001 (touring)

Open End Theatre Company/Yale

'The Prudence Crandall Story'

Young Audiences of CT

Anti-Defamation League of CT

'Cinderella' 1998

Alliance Children's Theatre/UNH

'My Name is Job'

Mt. Sinai COGIC/Binghamton, NY

'The Awakening'

SUNY @ Oneonta, Oneonta, NY


Current Positions:


Performance Plus Theatre Improv Club, West Haven, CT (2019--)



FOCUS Teen Improv Club, Madison, CT (2018-)


Mathewson Elementary School, Milford, CT (2017-)

After-school Drama Teacher

Past Postions:

West Haven Council on the Arts, West Haven, CT (2018)

Director of 'Theatre Safari Camp'

New Haven Public Schools, New Haven, CT (2014-2016)

Part-Time Theatre Instructor

Speranza Educational Theatre @ Sephardic Academy of Manhattan, NYC, NY (2013)

Creative Dramatics Instructor

Prendergast School, Ansonia, CT (2013)

Page to Stage Teaching Artist / Consultant / Roald Dahl ‘Perseverance’ Project 

J.C.C Performing Arts Camp, Woodbridge, CT (2011)

Director / Instructor 

Blend, Branford, CT (2009-2011)

Drama Teacher / Coordinator

Amistad Academy/Achievement First, New Haven, CT (02/08-06/09)

After-school Drama Teacher

Amistad America, New Haven, CT (2001-2002

Diversity Workshop Director/Facilitator

Open End Theatre Company, Yale College, New Haven, CT (1999-2002)

Artistic Director (1999-2002)

Young Audiences of Connecticut, Hamden, CT (1998-2000)

Program/Education Director 

Tabor Arts Center, Branford, CT (2000)

Creative Dramatics Instructor​

Turkey Hill School, Orange, CT (1999)

​After-school Drama Teacher

Neighborhood Place Summer Arts Camp New Haven, CT (1999)​

Drama Teacher 

City of New Haven Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program (1999)

After-school Drama Teacher​

B.O.C.E.S & Evergreen Alternative School, Binghamton, NY. (1995-1997)

Theatre Teacher 



S.A.T.B. Cabaret, CT

Founder/Director (2012-2017) 

Shoreline Pyschodrama, Branford, CT

Founder/Director (2008-2009)

Lowdown Productions, New Haven, CT

Founder/Director (1998-2005)

Mental Health Association Players, Binghamton, NY; (1994-1997)

Assistant Director

Cast of Tony's Turn, Open End Theater 2001

Beauty and the Beast Jr. 2018

The Comedy of Errors, Lyme-Old Lyme High School (2011)

The Hundred Dresses (2012)

Beauty and the Beast Jr. 2018

Grease: School Edition (2018)

Elf Jr. (2017)

The Mystery of Edwin Drood , Lyme-Old Lyme High School (2012)

SATB Cabaret 2012-2016

Arts Education Resume