Meghan Grover
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Location: New York, NY, USA
University: CUNY School of Professional Studies
Major: MA Applied Theatre

Meghan Grover

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CURRENT EXPERIENCE:
Director of Afterschool Theater Programming September, 2016-Present
Cypress Hills Local Development Corp (Liberty Avenue Middle School) New York, NY
-Design and facilitate after-school theatre program for middle school students with a focus on devising and improvisation
-Culminate theatre-making into performances, such as a student-adapted ‘Jungle Book’
-Collaborate with teachers and student groups to include a variety of art forms and people in the school production
-Coordinate field trips and guest artists

Creative Drama Teacher September, 2018-Present
Convent of the Sacred Heart New York, NY
-Engage students ages 3-4 in drama through movement, singing, and imaginative play sessions
-Explore characters and conflict through interactive storytelling and process dramas

Adventure Guide / Deviser / Teaching Artist October, 2017-Present
Bluelaces Theater Company New York, NY
-Collaborate to devise multisensory productions for audiences with autism and other developmental differences
-Guide one audience member through each show based on their needs and impulses
-Co-facilitate multi-sensory drama sessions with students with disabilities in schools

Teaching Artist
September, 2016-Present
New York City Children’s Theater New York, NY
-Devise theatre inspired by a book with pre-K-5th grade students, including students with disabilities and English Language Learners
-Facilitate weekly theatre sessions with students in temporary housing through the ARC Program
-Enact interactive plays, “Alice’s Story” and “Fair and Square,” to incite dialogue about bullying and conflict with young people

RECENT EXPERIENCE:
Actor-Teacher (Professional Development for Arts Integration) January, 2017-June, 2018
Creative Arts Team New York, NY
-Collaborated in a year-long residency with teachers in nine first grade classes to use drama strategies to support literacy
-Developed curriculum for professional development, classes, and online training
-Co-led professional development for K-2 teachers with focus on drama strategies and higher order reading skills

Director May, 2016-June, 2018
Shakespeare on the Sound Darien, CT & Livingstone, Zambia
-Co-directed production of ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ with 13 students ages 9-14 at the Tongabezi School in Zambia
-Directed productions of “Hamlet Junior” and “Midsummer Junior” with 9-13 year old students in Darien, CT

Producer & Performer September, 2015-April,2016
‘Girls Like That’ Tour - Guthrie Theatre Minneapolis, MN
-Booked performances of ‘Girls Like That’ (by Evan Placey) in high schools and MN Thespian Festival (Guthrie Theater)
-Raised funds through the UROP grant and online
-Performed in the play and facilitated talkbacks about social media and bullying

Director, Producer, Actor October, 2016-June, 2018
AMIOS (Art and Music In Our Souls) New York, NY
-Collaborated with fellow producers to design performance structure of six new plays at the Krane Theatre
-Communicated goals, rehearsal schedule, locations, and artistic check-ins with writers, directors, and actors
-Directed and performed new plays

Teaching Artist September, 2016-June, 2018
Wingspan Arts New York, NY
-Enacted process dramas with K-1st grade students to explore students’ imaginations and problem-solving
-Created theater with the students through interactive storytelling and improvisation

Education Intern January-December, 2015
Neighborhood Bridges & Children’s Theatre Company Minneapolis, MN
-Assisted teaching artists in engaging students to unpack and speak about various stories in ‘Neighborhood Bridges’ program
-Supported Director of Education in facilitating ‘Story Drama,’ an interactive theater experience with students ages 5-7

Faculty Associate June-July, 2015 Northwestern University’s National High School Institute, “Cherubs” Evanston, IL
-Taught 4-week course and variety of master classes in voice, acting, and movement to high school seniors
-Executed administrative duties such as residential advising, schedules, mail, and medical check-ups

EDUCATION:
City University of New York - School of Professional Studies New York, NY
Master of Arts in Applied Theater, Class of 2021

University of Minnesota - Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting, Class of 2016 University Honors Program - Magna Cum Laude - GPA 3.7

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