This past Saturday, we awarded Lauren Johnson the 2011 Conspire Theatre Guest Artist of the Year Award for her outstanding contributions to the Conspire Theatre blog. We have been so excited to have Lauren bring her writing, voice and experiences to the website and we’re really proud to have her as part of the team.
When Lauren first approached me about volunteering for Conspire, it took me a little while to think about what she could do. Then I remembered how much she enjoyed writing in class and that at some point, she had been working on a novel. With everything else that I do, it can be hard to stay on top of the blog, so I decided to offer the position of guest blogger to Lauren. She accepted and I thought, “Great – I’ll get a few posts and get to keep in touch with her.”
Several months and many many posts later, I have to say that I’ve been so impressed with Lauren’s commitment to both the blog and to researching and furthering social change. We don’t agree on everything, but I really respect her opinion and experience. I’ve learned from her and enjoy editing and reading her posts every week.
Thanks again Lauren!