Joan Lazarus is a teacher, artist, researcher/writer who actively engages young people and their teachers through work in theatre and education. Her practice is collaborative, democratic and based in dialogue about issues of personal and social import. Joan has served the field of theatre and theatre education for over twenty-five years.
Joan has served as President of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and is the author of Theatre Arts Discoveries, the five-part series, Theatre Arts Adventures, and Signs of Change: New Directions in Secondary School Theatre Education (soon to be available in an expanded and updated second edition, published by Intellect). She received the Barbara Salisbury Wills Alliance Award in 1999 for her service to the field. She currently serves as a Board Member of ASSITEJ/USA, the association of professional theatres for young audiences.