welcome to THE LAB!

Lemon Punch Theatre Lab is a theatre education & production company.

Founder Leslie Pasternack brings over twenty years of experience as a theatre artist and educator to her classes, intensive workshops and individual coaching.

Check the CLASSES page for current offerings.  

And contact Leslie to discuss private coaching or custom workshops!


Here’s what colleagues & students say about working with Leslie:

“Leslie is a gifted, brilliant theatre artist and teacher. Her wealth of knowledge in acting techniques, directing, writing, stage movement and stage combat is unparalleled. Whenever I have an acting question or challenge she can always help me find the solution very quickly!”

Pam Battin-Sacks


“During the many years I have known and worked with Leslie, as director, actor, dramaturg, critic, teacher, writer, dramatic confidante and close friend, I have grown accustomed to bringing problems to her and receiving advice that is always concise, brilliant and utterly creative. She is the most knowledgeable, thoughtful, generous and experienced theatre person I have ever met. Period.”

Josh Faigen


“If you are considering taking a class with Leslie, stop considering and sign up! 🙂 She is an incredibly talented performer and teacher. I have the great fortune to have performed with her and worked with her on my own show, and I have deep trust and respect for her. She creates a safe environment for the performer, which is crucial to getting your best work out.”  

Stephanie Lazenby

actor & teacher

“A big highlight this year is the opportunity to be directed by the brilliant Leslie Pasternack in a new devised work for Articine! Leslie is tender yet rigorous in her collaboration and she makes me feel safe to experiment and make mistakes.”  

Amanda Whitworth

NH Artist Laureate, Plymouth State U. Director of Dance, Articine co-founder

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