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John Meredith

A queer theatre creator, stage manager, and producer.

JOHN MEREDITH (they/them/their) is the Communications Associate at StageSource where they help lead the Gender Explosion Initiative on gender inclusion & Line Drawn Initiative on harassment prevention. They are are a Producer with Sparkhaven Theatre company—including their latest virtual project, Tales from Camp Strangewood. They are the Associate Producer of the Annual MTA Playwrights Lab—a weekend-long festival featuring student writers from MIT, professional local actors, and directors from across the country. They are a freelance AEA Stage Manager and have worked with theatres including SpeakEasy Stage, Huntington Theatre Company, Company One, Brown Box Theatre Project, American Repertory Theater, Harvard, Berkshire Theatre Group, Plays in Place, The Bostonian Society, Apollinaire Theatre, Escena Latina Teatro, RareWorks, and The Oyster River Players. They hold a BFA in Stage & Production Management from Emerson College. johnmeredithstage.com

 

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Hold, Please
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Hold, Please

Addressing Urgency and Other White Supremacist Standards in Stage Management

15 October 2020

Seven stage managers in the United States—Miguel Flores, R. Christopher Maxwell, John Meredith, Alexander Murphy, Quinn O’Connor, Phyllis Y Smith, and Chris Waters—explore a few places white supremacist culture play out in their work—focusing on urgency, quantity over quality, perfectionism, objectivity, and power-hoarding.

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Beyond the Bathrooms
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Beyond the Bathrooms

Cultivating Meaningful Trans Inclusion in Theatrical Spaces

28 July 2019

John Meredith and M Sloth Levine, of StageSource’s Gender Explosion Initiative, discuss ways theatremakers can dismantle stigmas against trans people and continue creating an inclusive theatre scene.

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Drawing a Line
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Drawing a Line

Addressing Sexual Harassment in our Theatre Communities

17 July 2019

Dawn M. Simmons, John Meredith, and Jen Lewis, from New England’s StageSource, discuss where progress needs to happen to address harassment in the theatre industry.