Valory Lawrence has been teaching at PSU since 2003, teaching acting and auditioning, as well as her own course "How 2B Funny." Her directing credits include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for TASO/PSU, Hanging On for the Estrogen Festival, The Pajama Game for Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater--a production that won Best Musical Inland Northwest in 1999--and The Family Continues for PSU. Lawrence has been involved with Longview Parks and Recreation weeklong Acting Daycamps in 2000 and 2001, as well as teaching programs specializing in acting for elementary aged children. Lawrence has also served as an assistant director and stage manager on several productions for the Coeur d'Alene Summer Theater. Lawrence's acting credits include Jenny Diver in ThreePenny Opera, Outlaw/Panthina in Two Gentlemen of Verona, and Bev Davies in Graceland for PSU, as well as numerous other productions. She also has experience with stand-up comedy, voice-overs, and in television and film. Her writing credits include The Second Act Lounge, Bad Days, and The Princess and the Pea. From 2000 to 2003, Lawrence hosted the Women of Note Concert, a fundraiser for the local In Other Words bookstore, as well as writing and performing comedic songs for the annual event. She holds an MA from PSU.