Preserving "A Fair Chance For a Free People" - Karl E. Mundt

Mary Jo Anne Lamun nee Blower

I went to Northwestern for three years, (University of Geneva in Switzerland for junior year) and debated, did forensics and got a degree in Speech education and went on to teach in Colorado Springs and Boulder, Colorado. Got married, had two kids, moved to Michigan because my husband worked for General Motors. I continued teaching high school English, Drama and Speech. As my kids grew up and got into theatre, I took over a children's theatre in Detroit. Then I started a professional luncheon theatre by and for kids called the Peanut Butter Players which quickly became the "Best entertainment for Kids" according to the Detroit Free Press. In 1991, after a divorce and longing for the mountains, I returned to Boulder and moved the Peanut Butter Players with me, expanding it into summer and after school theatre instruction as well as the luncheon theatre. We have been most successful here, as well, and are currently involved in raising funds to build a performing arts center to house not only the Peanut Butter Players, but an adult dinner theatre as well. Along the way I managed to write and produce ten children's musicals, raise two beautiful daughters, direct in community theatre, win a few awards, and have a lot of fun as well. I still substitute in the local schools, run my non-profit organization and in the summer have 250 kids in a big musical. Life is very full!

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