Leslie Pasternack is an actor, director, playwright, teacher and the owner of Lemon Punch Theatre Lab in Amesbury, MA, a performance classroom and theatre development space for adults and teens. Leslie holds her Ph.D. in Theatre History from UT Austin and is a graduate of the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre. She spent nine years teaching theatre history and acting on the college level, first at Northeastern University in Boston and then at Muhlenberg College in Allentown, PA. She has taught workshops in stage combat, mask performance, and clowning at venues including UT Austin, Dartmouth College, Methodist University, theatre KAPOW and NH Theatre Project. Recent directing credits include five Zoom short play festivals hosted through Lemon Punch Theatre Lab; the performance/outreach series MAKE SURE IT’S ME, based on Kate Wenner’s play about Traumatic Brain Injury in the military; Caryl Churchill’s A Number; Albee’s The Goat; and Will Eno’s Tragedy: a tragedy. In addition to such recent acting credits as Major Powell in NHTP’s Men on Boats, Leslie has played across New England and in New York City in her masked solo show, Clean Room. Among other projects, Leslie is currently devising The Anxiety Piece with Articine, a 501c3 nonprofit that connects artists and medical professionals to create and implement collaborative wellness experiences for people across New England. She also mentors an incarcerated playwright through the PEN America Center's Prison Writing program.


***FEE RANGE: In addition to her group classes at Lemon Punch Theatre Lab, Leslie provides individual acting coaching and script consultation for fees ranging from $75 for a 90-minute session to $3000 for a multi-week project or directing role. All fees are negotiated on a client-by-client basis and will be agreed upon before the start of work.