Meg McInerney is originally from the Washington, D.C. area and graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, Meg studied at the Lee Strasberg Theater and Film Institute and received a BFA in Theater with minors in both Psychology and Applied Theater.
Since a very young age, Meg has experienced the transformative power that theater can have in a person’s life. Meg’s excitement and passion for teaching theater developed into a career in 2004 when she worked at The Hudson Guild community center in NYC. She created, developed, and implemented an after-school and summer theater program for 100 children, ranging from ages 5 through 14. Through her program, Meg used theater as a tool to empower and encourage self-expression with children who had limited creative outlets.
Meg is a professional actor and for 3 years served as an Associate Board Member and the Company Manager for The PossEble Theater Company (PTC). PTC was a New York City based non-profit that dedicated itself to producing thought-provoking, accessible, and contemporary theater. Meg helped produce and acted in several PTC productions including Once Upon a Wolf, Mourn the Living Hector, Color of the Universe, and Cinephilia.
Meg also served as the Creative and Development Director and Lead Teaching Artist for the non-profit organization Opening Act. (2005-2011) Opening Act believes every student deserves a place to shine and works to bring free after-school theater programs to underserved New York City public high schools. Students meet once a week to create original full length plays which are then performed at a professional theater in Manhattan.
Meg was recently honored, along side Katie Cappiello, by The National Women’s Hall of Fame and The United States Congress for their powerful and dedicated work with young artists.