Meredith Yanchak is in her eleventh year of teaching and directing, joining Westlake High School from Ellison High School (Killeen ISD) where she served as a theatre teacher and director (2008-2014).
She attended Duquesne University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Theatre Arts. At Duquesne, she served as the president of the Duquesne University Red Masquers and participated in a myriad of productions as an actor, director, technician, and playwright. She was also a member of the Duquesne University Chamber Singers.
She received her Masters of Arts in Theatre Education from Emerson College in 2008. (Go Lions.)
She has toured as an actor with CLIMB Theatre, Inc. in Minneapolis, MN and has worked in various roles with PrimeStage Theatre, Little Lake Theatre, The Summer Company, Temple Civic Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre's Young Company, and Montclair State University's TheatreFest.
Her short plays have been produced at the Pittsburgh New Works Festival and the Future Ten Festival.
If you ask around, you'll also discover that she loves improvisational comedy, Converse sneakers, ridiculous earrings, her cat (Harold), Steelers football, the original Star Wars trilogy, artichokes, Mel Brooks movies, pumpkin cheesecake, traveling with her husband, and making long lists of seemingly unrelated things while writing in the third person.
She also dislikes bananas.