Staff profiles: Lynn Lammers
Lynn Lammers came to Michigan State University in 2007 as a graduate student in the Department of Theatre. In her first semester, she became involved with an interactive theater troupe, Transforming Theatre Ensemble, and eventually grew herself a full-time position as artistic coordinator for the Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Initiatives.
As artistic coordinator, Lammers' job responsibilities are similar to that of an artistic director. She does the casting, works with actors and writes almost everything the troupe performs. TTE is focused on striking up conversations about difficult issues and topics faced every day, and a large part of her job is to facilitate those conversations both with the actors and with the audience.
Lammers's favorite part of her job is the rehearsal time that she spends with her actors.
"You really get to know people on a completely different level, and they all have something different to bring to the table," Lammers said. "They become more than coworkers. Instead, it feels like a real ensemble."