Vault Theatre

Vault Theatre

5.0 (1)
1 employee
5 years in business

About this pro

Vault Theatre's pedagogy is an approach to theatre education and training with an equal balance in artistic skills and life skills, including leadership, communication, collaboration, deep listening, positive risk-taking, and commitment. Our work endeavors to nurture the artistic voices of our young performers, spark dialogues, and to mentor young artists for continued growth in the performing arts industry. 

With our dedication to unlocking the imagination, our programming focuses on each individual artist and uplifting each student's unique artistic voice through theatre classes and creative play. The material and work we will produce on stages and in our classes is rooted in the experiences of our young artists, giving platform, agency, and voice to our young humans. 

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Durham, NC 27701
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  • Henry McKeand

    Felt so relaxed while also immediately delving into the nuts and bolts of what I wanted to learn. I'm new to acting, and Lauren's instruction inspired me to go further. Even better, she laid out an easy-to-follow plan and gave me some great recommendations for plays and books to read. Would definitely recommend.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Dedicated to unlocking the imagination, Vault Theatre offers classes, performance opportunities, and professional training for young artists ages 5 through 18. Classes are designed to inspire creativity through creative play and theatre skill-building classes! Vault Theatre teaching artists will guide each student in connecting with their own inner artist during each class and lesson!

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Vault Theatre's Artistic Director, Lauren Sale has over 16 years' experience as a teaching artist, director, and administrator with professional regional theatres across the US and UK.  

In her work with Conservatory training, her students have gone on to perform professionally on Broadway, in London's West End, and across regional theatres including in Broadway’s HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD, KINKY BOOTS, Radio City Music Hall’s CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, Southwark Playhouse, London THE SORCERER’S APPRENTICE, and West End’s TINA!, and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Her students have gone to further study at prestigious high school programs such as the acclaimed Brit School in London and UNCSA as well as musical theatre programs at University of Michigan, Rider University, and The Institute of the Arts Barcelona, among others  

As a director, favorite credits include ROMEO & JULIET, THE TRUE STORY OF THE THREE LITTLE PIGS, THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE (Florida Repertory Theatre), THE MLK PROJECT: THE FIGHT FOR CIVIL RIGHTS (Writers Theatre). As a director, Lauren specializes in devising which is creating a piece of theatre from scratch. Favorite devising credits include ESSE QUAM VIDERI, REMEMBER THE LADIES (NCT Conservatory), SILOS (NC Governor's School), HEAD IN THE GAME, PUSH PLAY (Adventure Stage Chicago) and HAPPILY EVER AFTER (Hampstead Theatre).   

A graduate with a BFA in Theatre Performance from Niagara Univesity and an MA in Applied Theatre from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. A born and raised Durhamite, Lauren is thrilled to be back working in Durham. 

Lessons offered

Theater Acting Classes Acting Classes Child Acting Lessons Improv Acting Classes Scene Study Classes Screenwriting Classes Shakespearean Acting Classes Speaking Voice Training Stage Performance Training