The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists is honoring its Artistic Director Emeritus, Wendy Lehr, by naming its new theater after her. .
At 5:30pm the Lowry Theater in downtown St. Paul will become the Lehr Theater. The Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists purchased the theater to serve as an instructional space, and the school's performance venue. It will also host professional arts organizations.
Wendy Lehr is a veteran actress and instructor, having for many years served as director of the The Children's Theatre Company school. She served as Artistic Director of the SPCPA from 2005 to 2009, and is considered an architect of the school's curriculum.
You can read a lovely article on Lehr by the Star Tribune's Rohan Preston here.
Yea Wendy! As a former student of Wendy's and later a fellow actor,
I can not tell you how much this honor pleases me. She has been my idol since I was a teen. An incredible person all around.
Thank you, Kathleen Sullivan
Thank-you Saint Paul Conservatory for honoring this woman in a manner befitting her contribution to this community. She's brought so many of us forward into the magic we call theatre and we should all tip our hat as we drive by her name.