Lane Reviewed in The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Theater review: Performances transcend material in Aurora comedy.

LaLa Cochran and Lane Carlock, two of Atlanta’s more reliable acting talents, fly high in Aurora Theatre’s “Walter Cronkite Is Dead,” an otherwise pedestrian comedy (by Joe Calarco) about two disparate women whose paths cross in an airport lounge.


Lane – Artistic Associate for Theatrical Outfit

A native Atlantan, Lane has spent her career building her reputation as the go-to talent for local, regional, and national companies – and has been principal in over 300 commercials, corporate videos, and industrial films in the last 15 years. Examples include: Delta Airlines, Rooms To Go, KitchenAid, Little Debbie, Chevrolet, Southwest Airlines, Ford, Cintas, Georgia Pacific, and Napa Auto Parts. She is an ear-prompter pro and specializes in teleprompter cold reading on camera. Lane has also been a recognizable voice on HGTV Network, as well as numerous TV and radio commercials. Visit Theatrical Outfit

Lane has also worked repeatedly as a TV host on “Atlanta’s Best New Homes”, “Compendium”, “Dollars and Sense” on the Discovery Network, and Cablevision’s “Get ClarkSmart.” Recently, Lane has appeared on the USA Network’s series “Necessary Roughness,” and BET’s “Being Mary Jane,” and she was a lead in the web series “High Rise.” Film credits include Scary Movie 5, Once Upon a Jedi, and The Other Side.

Lane’s real passion is live performance, however, and she has enjoyed working with such notable theatres as: Actors Express, Alliance Theatre, Horizon Theatre, Theatre in the Square, SketchWorks, Stage Door, Synchronicity Theatre, and, of course, Theatrical Outfit. This fall you can find her in the 2-person play Walter Cronkite is Dead at Aurora Theatre.

Lane has also spent a good deal of her professional life working behind the microphone or camera in writing and producing. Early in her career, Lane had worked for legendary heritage channel WSB Radio in Atlanta; she produced content and screened “The Home Town Radio Show” with Gary McKee and Larry Munson, “The Neal Boortz Show”, and “The Clark Howard Show”.

In 2006, with young children in tow, Lane founded Lane Carlock Productions and executive produced, wrote, directed, and coordinated production on 20 episodes of the series “Get ClarkSmart” for Cablevision. Recently Lane co-founded Nancy Creek Productions and is currently working on two projects: a play called Suzy Cream Cheese Goes Inpatient and a play/screenplay called MOXIE.

Earning a coveted acting scholarship, Lane first attended Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. After 2 years in the BFA in Acting program, Lane decided to transfer to the University of Georgia in Athens, GA to concentrate on Broadcasting. She graduated magna cum laude with ABJ degree in Broadcast News from the prestigious Grady School.

Lane has two children, Stephi and Grant, and is also step-mom to Rebecca. She has been married to her husband, Clark Howard, for over 17 years – married the day the Braves won the World Series!

Walter Cronkite is Dead

Walter Cronkite is DeadWhen a thunderstorm shuts down the entire East Coast, Patty, a chatty, blue-collar Southerner and Margaret, a reserved, educated Washingtonian, sit and wait. Forced together, the strangers share a bottle of wine to pass the time. This insightful comedy demonstrates what might be possible if people from opposite sides of the aisle could stop shouting and take even one night to listen.

Upon entering the theatre, audience members will be asked to choose a button out of a bag. The button will either be “red” or “blue” and will signify which political party that person supports for the duration of the show. (Don’t worry, audience members can switch back to their party of choice following the play.) Because this comedy is sure to encourage lively debate, Aurora Theatre will keep the bar open after the show.

Who Was Walter Cronkite?

WalterWalter Cronkite (1916–2009) presided over the CBS Evening News program during the golden age of television news. In an opinion poll of the time, he was named “the most trusted man in America.” Back in those days there were only three commercial networks (ABC, NBC, CBS) and PBS. Liberals and conservatives, Republicans and Democrats, everyone watched Walter Cronkite. To this day, the mention of his name invokes immense respect and reverence in the hearts of Americans who witnessed his career. Quite a different television news landscape from today’s plethora of channel choices and ideological messages driven by opinion-based “news.” But, in Cronkite’s own words, “that’s the way it is.”

Connect with Lane