Dora Lanier, a Seattle based actor and director, joined the Triangle Team in December 2006. Dora presents water conservation and ecology classroom workshops in schools across Snohomish County on behalf of Triangle clients. She also plays the role of Wanda Flipplefairy who has left her land of FlippleDippleDryDum to roam Snohomish County seeking water conservation help from kindergarten and first grade classrooms! Dora also facilitates interactive student action campaigns on pet waste and storm water to students in grades 3 – 5.
Dora is a member of two Playback improvisation troupes: Threshold Ensemble and Playback Theater Northwest. Favorite roles include Rita in Educating Rita and Shirley in Shirley Valentine for The Merc Playhouse in Twisp, WA. Her directing projects include work with Shoreline High School, Meadowdale Middle School and Seattle Public Theater. Each summer she joins the University of Washington Extension Faculty to teach Drama and Story Making to 1st and 2nd graders as part of the Summer Day Program.
After receiving her MFA in Acting/Movement at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, she taught a mixture of acting, movement, improvisation and theater history for UW Madison, University of Texas at Austin, Western Washington University, Highline Community College, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH and University of Montana, Missoula.