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Steve Lausier

Communications - Appointed 2013

Graduate Degree

  • M.A. English Literature, University of Vermont

Undergraduate Degree

  • B.A. English Literature, Legal Studies minor, University of Massachusetts Lowell

Honors and Awards

  • Dean’s List, UMass Lowell
  • Masters Thesis: “The Responsible Howl: An Affective Reading with Consequences”

Activities in College

  • UMass Lowell Ski Club
  • Innkeepers’ Collective writers’ group

Best VCS Moment

There’s a very special subspecies of moments in drama rehearsals, after a group of actors have all had time to break into their new characters, when the players find themselves laughing, crying, screaming, hollering, or displaying any other given affectation genuinely and on cue. Not because they’ve rehearsed it into muscle memory, but because they are so enveloped in the scene that the emotions are their own, not just their characters.’

I’m lucky enough to have borne witness to countless moments like these in the last few years. They are all my favorites.

Inspirational Quote

“I’m Batman.” –Batman

Interests and Hobbies

Skiing, writing, biking, reading, gaming, worldcrafting, and simply walking into Mordor.

Brief Biography

I’ve lived in eastern Massachusetts for most of my life, and came to Vermont seven years ago to attend graduate school. Though I’ll always be a Boston kid at heart, I’m overjoyed to call the Green Mountain state home. I’ve made a tremendous amount of lifelong friends during my short time here, and am still astonished to have found such an incredible community as Vermont Commons. I’m a lover of narratives of all kinds, and in my free time I can usually be found lost in another world – either in a book, a game, or my own creative work. My current projects include a cyberpunk/fantasy epic series, a coming-of-age play, a horror/comedy novel about vampires in Vermont, and various short stories, poems, and tabletop gaming campaigns.

I live in Montpelier with my lovely partner Lizzy and our cat, Rhu.

Scholarship. Community. Global Responsibility.

Students emerge from their time at Vermont Commons School intrinsically motivated to seek out their role for improving the world, with the skills and competencies to do so.