Derek Lux – Founder/Artistic Director
Derek Lux is puppeteer, singer, actor and award winning puppet builder. He’s designed and built puppets for television, music videos, short films, and theater. He created the curriculum and taught courses on Professional Puppet Building at Puppet School in Los Angeles. Derek received the Los Angeles Stage Alliance 2013 Ovation Honor Award for his work in Shrek The Musical. In 2016, he played the title role in a reimagined workshop of Sweeney Todd at the famous O’Neill Theatre Center in Connecticut as part of the National Puppetry Conference. Derek performs Professor Wonderman in its Gratitude videos for Class Dojo, an educational app that is used by over 8 million teachers across the country. As a full time working actor, Derek currently can be seen onstage in the principle cast of Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon, the longest running musical revue in history. For DLUX Puppets’ Alice in Wonderland, Derek built the puppets, wrote, directed and performs in the show.
Lauren Lux – Education Director
Lauren received her undergraduate degree in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She later earned her Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential and a Masters in Education Degree with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction. Lauren has been a classroom teacher for 10 years teaching 5th grade, TK, and 2nd grade. She is a trained Mindfulness Educator, a Certified Positive Discipline in the Classroom Trainer. Lauren has an extensive background in professional and children’s theater. Professional theater credits include Snow White in Steve Silver’s Beach Blanket Babylon and the leading role of Woman #1 in the original San Francisco production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change. She has performed for Fantasy Forum Actor’s Ensemble, Center REP, Weathervane Repertory, Woodminster, Town Hall Theater, Contra Costa Musical Theater, and Diablo Light Opera Company. Voice Over credits include JJ Abram’s Bad Robot, Leap Frog, Mattel, and Yahoo! For DLUX Puppets’ Alice in Wonderland, Lauren plays Alice.