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Joan Lydia Wahl, American Magazine editors.


Wahl, Joan Lydia was born on October 18, 1935 in New York City. Daughter of Michael and Faye (Blaustein) Wahl.


Bachelor in Theatre Arts, University Miami (Florida), 1954. Elementary school certified, University Miami (Florida), 1961. Secondary school certified, University Miami (Florida), 1956.


Teacher, Auburndale Elementary School, Miami, 1962-1964;teacher, Conway Elementary School, Orlando, Florida, 1964-1965;teacher, Park Avenue Elementary School, Winter Park, Florida, 1965-1966;teacher, Mollie Ray Elementary School, Orlando, 1966-1967;teacher, Lakemont Elementary School, Winter Park, 1967-1968;teacher, Aloma Elementary School, Winter Park, 1968-1975;author, writer, Sunshine Artists Magazine, Winter Park, 1971-1975;editor, Sunshine Artists Magazine, Winter Park, 1975-1978;executive editor, Sunshine Artists Magazine, Longwood, Florida, since 1978. Founder, director Foxy Prodns., comedy troupe, since 1991.


  • Other Work

    • Producer, director Puppets for Safety, Cablevision Center Florida, 1991.


President Women's Artist Group, Longwood, since 1989, Writers/Playwrights Center Florida, Winter Park, 1978-1984. Executive director Children's Theatre on Tour, Ltd., Winter Park, 1984-1985. Founder, president Center Florida Puppet Guild, Longwood, 1987-1989, 91—, Joan Wahl's Puppet Theatre Company, Longwood, 1984-1989, Wahl's Puppet Productions, since 1992.

Member Florida Motion Picture/television Association, Puppeteers of America, Southern Theatre Conference, Florida Theatre Conference, Florida Magazine Association.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: oil painting, crafts, accordion, puppetry, photography.


Married Sy M. Boorstein, November 15, 1955. Children: Lynne, Deborah, Holly.

Michael Wahl

Faye (Blaustein) Wahl

Sy M. Boorstein

Lynne Wahl

Deborah Wahl

Holly Wahl