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Meriah Sage (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor and director of the Applied Drama & Theatre for the Young MFA & MA program at Eastern Michigan University. Meriah has worked as the Education Director for the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, IL; Apple Tree Theatre on Chicago's North Shore, and the Aesthetic Education Program with Education for the Arts, part of the Intermediate School District in Kalamazoo, MI. She has worked as a Teaching Artist/Facilitator for many organizations including the National Educators Workshops with Lincoln Center Institute, International Thespians Festival, YouTheatre with the Marathon Center for the Performing Arts, and Education for the Arts. Meriah earned her bachelor's degrees from Western Michigan in Theatre Performance and Elementary Education, her MFA in Applied Drama and Theatre for the Young from Eastern Michigan University (2010), and is a certified teacher with the Michael Chekhov technique through the Great Lakes Michael Chekhov Consortium (GLMCC).
Following graduation from EMU in 2010, Meriah worked as a Parttime and Fulltime Lecturer in EMU's School of Communication, Media & Theatre Arts, teaching, directing productions (BUD, NOT BUDDY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, SHAKING EARTH, THE LION, THE WITCH, AND THE WARDROBE, ANTIGONE) and acting as the assistant director for the Center for the Study of Equality and Human Rights.
Prior to returning to EMU in 2021, Meriah was the Head of Theatre and an assistant professor at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio, where she taught script analysis, acting, directing, and theatre education courses and directed many mainstage productions, including CABARET, MOTHER HICKS, NEWSIES, EURYDICE (RUHL), IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY and ORDINARY DAYS.