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Liz Power '05 and Grace Merriman '06
Liz Power '05 and Grace Merriman '06
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Two alumni have collaborated on an original play at the Access Theater this October. Liz Power '05 directed my parents are here tonight, and Grace Merriman '06 co-produced.


Two alumni have collaborated on an original play at the Access Theater this October. Liz Power '05 directed my parents are here tonight, and Grace Merriman '06 co-produced.

Written by Grace and Liz's high school classmate, Zoe Maltby, my parents are here tonight is a 90-minute play set in the dressing room/green room/costume closet during the final performance of North Salem High School’s 2007 production, “an improbably expensive, ultra high-concept adaptation of King Lear, grandly entitled ‘Aspects of Lear! (A Play in Five Acts),’ Grace reports. “The show is loosely inspired by a similar production that Zoe, Liz, and I were all in at Horace Mann, the memory of which has haunted us to this very day.”

Since graduating from St. Hilda’s & St. Hughs:

Liz Power ’05 is a New York-based director, choreographer, and dramaturg. She has assistant directed at Keen Company and Ensemble Studio Theatre, and she is a submissions reader at EST, Sesame Workshop, and Urban Stages. Choreography credits include live shows for neo-soul act Olivia K and the Parkers and the upcoming music video for Banners’ “Someone To You” (Island Records). She is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation 2017-2018 Observership Class and a proud graduate of Columbia University. 

Grace Merriman ’06 is an New York City-based actress, theatre- and filmmaker. She graduated from NYU Tisch with a BFA in Drama, where she studied at the Meisner Studio, Playwrights Horizons Theatre School and Stonestreet Studios. She is the Artistic Producing Director of Equal Truth Productions. Most recently she appeared as Nerissa in The Secret Theatre's production of The Merchant of Venice. Last April, Grace completed her first short film, Untitled Julia Stevens Project, which can be streamed now on Vimeo.

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