Tori Clemens

TORI CLEMENS, a mom of two, moved to Lake Ariel just over five years ago from New Jersey with her family. Tori received her Bachelor’s degree in Acting from Stockton University. There she also minored in Dance and Costume design. She obtained her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Acting and Directing from Brooklyn College. Ms. Clemens is also certified in Stage Combat and was part of the Film Directors Symposium at NYU. Tori trained with such notable professionals as Academy Award winner F. Murray Abraham and actress Laura Linney. As an actor, she performed at the Union County Arts Center, Cape May Stage Company and appeared in many college and regional theatre productions. She was a regular on Philadelphia based Dance Party USA and appeared on MTV’s Karaoke hit Sing it! As an educator/director, she developed and headed summer theatre programs at Caldwell High School, Middlesex County College and Green Brook Middle School, directed regionally as well for many school districts and colleges, was a participant director in the Womens Festival at the Apollo Theatre. Tori was the Performing Arts Teacher for the Green Brook School District for 13 years and then was a Theatre instructor for the Union County Performing Arts High School prior to moving up to PA. She was Somerset County Teen Arts Coordinator as well as Teacher of the year during the time she taught her students. In 2006 she founded The Faith Players which was a community theatre in Scotch Plains NJ. In 2010 she co-founded Triple Threat Productions and produced several musicals and plays throughout the Somerset, Middlesex and Union Counties of New Jersey. Tori has written adaptions of four Shakespeare Plays and two One Acts. Most recently Tori has submitted a play, Down the Rabbit hole to Pioneer Drama which she wrote in 2012 and dedicated in memory of her father. In Coming to PA She has opened Spotlight Players, a community theatre that travels, but is based in Lake Ariel PA. She has worked with various other companies in the area such The Lakeside Players and Tonylou Productions. She most recently appeared on stage as Evangeline Harcourt in Anything Goes at The Ritz Theatre in Hawley and was recipient of the NEPTA award for best direction of a musical 2014 for Nunsense.