We are so sad to report the passing of Lauren Loader, an amazing artist and teacher who was a big part of the life of Building Better People Productions in our earlier days. She was a wonderful photographer who took press photos for several of our shows, including The Imaginators and one of our casts of We Got It: A Show About Empathy, both in 2017. Lauren also provided babysitting services for the cast and crew of The Imaginators, making it possible for us to bring our kids to work with us, and also personally babysat for me, often coming to my house when I had school shows so she could take my son to school. If you ever auditioned for one of our plays, you may have seen Lauren at the sign-in table, greeting everyone. Lauren went on to graduate from Trinity Christian College in the Chicago-area, and was an art teacher at Zion Central and Shiloh Park Middle Schools. She is survived by her parents and her fiancé’.
Below are some of the images that Lauren took for us. Her spirit and spark come through in them. In appreciation for all she was, we are dedicating the rest of this 2022/23 season, and the 2023/24 season, to her. She is missed.
– Lynne Streeter Childress, BBPP Artistic Director