title-biography

Ilana Meredith is a native of Rockland County, NY. She graduated from N.Y.U., Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Drama. She attended the CAP21 Musical Theatre Program (first and second year), The Classical Studio (third year), and the Experimental Theatre Wing (fourth year).

During those years, she appeared at the Shawnee Playhouse in Grease (Frenchy), and The New London Barn Playhouse in Pippin (Fastrada) along with four other mainstage shows and a children’s theatre production of The Frog Prince.

At N.Y.U., she performed in Ruben Polendo’s (Theatre Mitu) adaptation of H. Muller’s Hamletmachine (Ophelia 4), the Classical Studio’s performances of Henry V and The Witch of Edmonton, as well as the GAP production of A History of the American Film (Eve).

Upon graduating, she toured with Sail Productions in Cinderella (Drusilla) and A Christmas Carol (Belle). In NYC, she was seen in Slut – The Musical! (Allison) at the American Theatre of Actors, Shakespeare in the Park-ing Lot’s production of Macbeth (Witch), Raw Impressions Musical Theatre #11 at LaMaMa etc, as well as the original karaoke tragedy, Billy Andronicus (Maxie) at the Pyramid Club.

In the winter of 2004, she went on the national tour of Clifford The Big Red Dog – Live! (Mrs. Bleakman). After returning, she appeared in two children’s educational shows at The NY Hall of Science in Queens, and shortly thereafter performed in Mill Mountain Theatre’s production of The Velveteen Rabbit (Velveteen). In the summer of 2005, she was seen as Sally Bowles in Cabaret at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, Fl.

Ilana has done several professional voice-overs over the years as well as performed in some quirky venues, including a storefront window at the Chashama Theatre and in Green-Wood Cemetery for Open House NY/ Dance Theatre Etcetera.

In 2011, she received her Masters Degree in Theatre Education from City College of NY and now teaches theatre and directs the mainstage shows at Great Neck North High School.  In 2015, Ilana appeared in the short film, “Golden Brown” and a regional commercial for the Pena and Kahn law firm.  She has taken several improv classes at Upright Citizens Brigade and is currently enrolled in a sketch writing class there.

Ilana has no idea why she wrote this in the third person………

 

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