On July 9, 2010, entertainment professional Natalie Lerner set out to not only to revive the classic performance style of the variety show in a modern light, but to bring Houston together via the abundance of artistic and talented individuals the city contains.
Natalie brings a diverse background to the table, holding a BA, with majors in both Theatre and Radio/TV Communication from SFA State. There she was a regular in cabaret group called Original Cast, enjoyed such roles as Young Phillis in Follies and Sheila in Hair, was accepted for summer studies at Television Actor's Studio in L.A., CA, was awarded 1st place for the writing of both a documentary and PSA by the National Broadcasting Society, and was even a radio DJ for Nacogdoches' 103.3, KJCS.
Natalie then spent four years as an A.D. Players Theater company member. She enjoyed numerous roles on stage and on tour, as well as simultaneously acted as Sound Designer, Acting Instructor, and Group Sales Rep. Natalie implemented an active promotions and public relations end of group sales that she tributes to her earlier years in promotions at Radio Disney. Some of Natalie's favorite ADP stage credits include Mary in Rock Nativity, Cat in Peter and the Wolf, and Allison in Miss Nelson is Missing. Favorite sound designs include The Heiress and Last Train to Nibroc. In 2008, Natalie received the Spotlighter Award for Best Actress in a Children's Show. Around the same time, Natalie became a member of the Comedysportz improv troupe, and continued this on through 2011.
In 2010, Nat went solo, public speaking, sound designing, and teaching theatre through Stages' Shakespearean Outreach Program at Project Row Houses, and through Mainstreet Theater. Unity Theatre sound designs include Greater Tuna and Souvenir.
In 2011, Natalie was hired to assist with administration of Fine Arts at The Village School. Her hand in helping expand the STARS theatre program, to include primary and early elementary, has proved fruitful for the school and has been a huge success with families.
With her colorful history and love for art, Natalie plans to channel the necessary creativity and leadership The Mosaic Hub calls for.
A Professional Arts Community, for the Community!
Houston's Arts Hub
The Mosaic Hub brings Houston's beautiful mosaic of art and entertainment under one umbrella, acting as a hub for artistic and creative expression, simultaneously enriching the lives of the community.
The Mosaic Hub: A Professional Arts Community, for the Community is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas [& Fresh Arts], a non-profit arts service organization.
Contributions for the purposes of The Mosaic Hub: A Professional Arts Community, for the Community must be made payable to “Fractured Atlas” or "Fresh Arts" and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.
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