Shakespeare: The B-sides (ages 12-19)
One of many alumni of the Young People’s Theater Arts Workshops who have gone on to pursue a career in theater and/or film, Lillian Meredith returned for a fifth year as the Shakespeare workshop instructor and director this summer. A New York City-based theater artist focused primarily on developing site-responsive plays, Lillian’s recent credits include Soho Rep, Ars Nova, Culture Project, Dixon Place, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, UglyRhino, The Secret Theatre, Galapagos Art Space, and The FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble Theater. She is the co-founder and Artistic Director of The Motor Company (Communal Spaces and Intimate Bar Plays) and a founding member of The Living Room. Lillian is also a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and the inaugural Clubbed Thumb Director’s Fellowship, as well as an alumna of Vassar College, National Theater Institute, and the West Kortright Centre.
Stephen Bennett has been writing music for theater for ten years, beginning while he was still training and working as an actor. In 2013, he produced a musical take on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, called What You Will. He has written music for works including Highly Impractical Theatre’s Three Sisters, Linked Dance Theatre’s Freaks Don’t Cry, several productions with This is Not a Theatre Company, as well as Dominic Finocchiaro’s brut. He has composed and music directed for the West Kortright Centre’s Shakespeare in the Valley program since 2017. Stephen recently earned his master’s degree at NYU’s Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program.