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Jeff White has been a theatre educator and director for 18 years and has taught at The Grizzlies Academy, Bolton High School and Germantown High School. Favorite directing credits include
Footloose, Little Shop of Horrors, Weird Romance, Lucky Stiff, Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge, Inherit the Wind, Greater Tuna, Clue: On Stage and Almost, Maine. Mr. White won the 2016 Orpheum High School Musical Theatre Award “Outstanding Direction by a Teacher” for Weird Romance. As a professional stand-up comedian, Mr. White has performed for comedy venues across the region and was named 2008 Funniest Person in Memphis. As an actor, Mr. White has performed in several productions across the city including Germantown Community Theatre’s The Boys Next Door (2011) and Is He Dead? (2009), Bartlett Repertory’s All in the Timing (2012), and Theatre Memphis’s Curtains (2009) and Dracula (2004). Mr. White also spent 4 seasons (2007-2011) as the in-arena emcee for your Memphis Grizzlies. He is very excited to be joining the Lakeland Preparatory family! Jeff can be contacted at



Alison Garland has been an English as a Second Language teacher in the state of Tennessee for 13 years. She joined the faculty Lakeland Preparatory School the year it opened and began LPS Drama Club. She co-directed the following productions: Peter Pan (2018), Willy Wonka Jr. (2019), Shrek Jr. (2021), and Matilda Jr. (2022). Currently, Alison teaches ESL in grades 5-9 at LPS, and is excited to collaborate with Mr. White! You can contact her at

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