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Arts Live educator puts spotlight on kids

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 4 a.m.

NWA Democrat Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower When Natalie Lane is not directing shows, she's helping other Arts Live directors by coaching the young actors or serving as assistant director.
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NWA Democrat Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower When Natalie Lane is not directing shows, she's helping other Arts Live directors by coaching the young actors or serving as assistant director.

Natalie Lane chatted about her job as she sat in the cheerful office of the Arts Live building on Sang Avenue in Fayetteville. When Lane clocks in to work as an educator and director at the nonprofit theater for children and youth, she's not surrounded by dreary gray walls, computers and copy machines like so many people are. The office here has two comfy couches arranged to facilitate chatting, posters of past productions hanging on the wall and tons of pictures of smiling kids. The effect is that of a happy clubhouse where artistic and fun-loving folks hang out.

NWA Democrat Gazette/Lara Jo Hightower Lane, pictured here with Animal Farm director Jules Taylor, is currently coaching the actors in Taylor's show, ...

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