Meet New SJS Faculty Member: Ms. Charlotte La Nasa
Meet New SJS Faculty Member: Ms. Charlotte La Nasa

Teaches: Theater!

Coaches: I direct/produce five main stage shows per year. I am currently directing Twelve Angry Jurors and the Second Form play A Christmas Carol. I will also direct the Winter Shakespeare Production, the Spring Musical, and will produce "Scripts"-a series of student written and directed plays!

Education: Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, NJ Class of 2012. Sewanee: The University of the South, Class of 2016, BA in History, double minor in Theater and Shakespeare.

Previous work experience:

During college I guided a great many tours:

-Education and Visitor Programming intern/tour guide at Thomas Jefferson's Monticello.

-University of the South Office of Admission Intern, and co-director of the tour guide program (AKA Arcadians).

Post College:

I served as a literary intern at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, where I worked on research for professional playwrights, and managed script changes for a development workshop of the musical Darling Grenadine by Daniel Zaitchik. I went on to intern at New Dramatists, which is a playwrights workshop in Manhattan. I have also done some freelance work in playwright support, and produced three of my own short plays with emerging artist groups in New York.

What is your favorite thing about Saint James so far: THIS IS A CLOSE TIE: 1) The sheer spirit of the student body. They are vibrant and kind, and I can't imagine a better group to explore theater with. 2) Chapel! There is no better way to start the day than by singing and listening to incredible stories/reflections.

In addition to teaching, I also enjoy: Good coffee, singing, and playwriting. That may make me seem like an inside kid, but I also love exploring any place by bike!

Something most people don't know about me: I was a competitive fencer in middle school.

Favorite Quotes:

"...if you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it at full speed ahead. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."- Roald Dahl

"My god, there's absolutely nothing tenth-rate about you, and yet you're up to your neck at this minute in tenth-rate thinking"- Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger.

"Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities have no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense."

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

More Saint James News

Powered by Finalsite