• Artistic Director: Miss. Emily Howard
    I am very excited to work with our fantastic Newark Middle School students! I am currently the Director and Choreographer for the Newark High School, both the fall play and spring musical. I have been choreographing at the high school since 2004 and LOVE working to create theatre!
    After graduating from Newark High School, I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Ohio Northern University. I started choreographing for the high school while I attended Syracuse University Law School. I now reside in Newark. I work in Rochester as an Attorney Editor at Thomson Reuters (publishing law books) but my real love is in the arts. Theatre gives us the opportunity to grow, learn, and explore together! I am so glad you are considering participating in this year's production.     
    Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions: emilyRhoward@gmail.com, (315) 857-3265, and I am also the admin for the REMIND account. 
    I can't wait to work with all of you!
    Vocal Director: Miss. Lara Larsson

    Hello Middle School Families!

    My name is Lara Larsson and I am thrilled to be joining this dynamic team of teachers and students to bring you this wonderful production! This year, I teach music to our K-2nd grade music makers at Perkins Elementary. I am originally from Western New York (Go Bills!) and I attended Houghton College where I earned by Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Vocal Performance Emphasis) and Florida State University where I earned a Master of Arts in Arts Administration (Music and Theatre concentrations).

    I absolutely love working as a music director for theatrical productions, especially with young artists at the elementary and middle school levels. I have most recently worked as a music director with the French Woods Festival of the Performing Arts, the Hawai’i Performing Arts Festival, and the Cattaraugus County Living Arts Association. My biggest joy is to see young artists growing in the process of making theatre; asking hard questions, seeing new perspectives, and learning to work as a community and a team.

    Have a musical question? Shoot me an email: lara.larsson@newarkcsd.org! Let’s make some magic!
    Assistant Director: Mr. Stefan Uveges

    Hello Middle School Families!

    My name is Stefan Uveges and I'm so excited to get started working on this musical with everyone! I am an eighth grade ELA teacher here at Newark Middle School; this is my first year teaching and I am loving it! I graduated last May from the State University of New York at Fredonia with my Bachelors in English Education and a focused study on Theatre Arts.

    I enjoy theatre because it gives people of all backgrounds a chance to come together and make something beautiful and meaningful. I have worked on numerous productions in the community as a director, choreographer, and as a performer! I can't wait to work with all of these interested and inspired students to create a fun, engaging piece of theatre!

    Please feel free to contact me using my school email, stefan.uveges@newarkcsd.org! I can't wait to get to work!