Photo: Andrew Beers

 

Steven Meeker Jr. is about to graduate Summa Cum Laude and with Distinction from Otterbein University with BFA Acting major with a Dance Minor. He hails from Mount Vernon, Ohio. He grew up with his parents as well as his younger brother. "The Super Meeker Bros." would become interested in theater, choir, and sports. They especially loved professional wrestling and became avid fans of the WWE. One of Steven's dreams is to call (or announce) for a WWE WrestleMania event before the age of 40. 

Steven got his start in theater by participating in the School for Mime Theatre at Kenyon College under the guidance of professionals Rick Wamer, Stephen Chipps and Lorie Heald. Since then, the confidence gained in mime spring boarded him to doing theater in his community and high school, taking dance lessons, teaching mime to local youth, and writing & directing for community theaters.

Since his time at Otterbein, he has participated in numerous main stage productions including plays, dance concerts and a musical. He has been a movement/acting coach at Westerville South High School, participated in numerous Festivals & Dance Workshops, and has been a member of the Mainstage Improv troupe at Otterbein for five years (President for two). He was selected for the 2015 NTI Theatermakers Program at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center working with Rachel Jett, Forrest McClendon, Patrese McClain, Nicole Ricciardi, The Debate Society, and Gregory S. Allen to name some of his favorite teachers. In June 2016, Steven was part of the world premiere of Sean Murphy's Invention of Theater at Otterbein Summer Theater playing the "deliciously sleazy" theater producer, Avery. In December 2016, Steven debuted his full-length play and Distinction project, Not the Truth We Seek to a huge crowd, blending text, mime, dance, and original music. 

CURRENTLY:
Steven is in NYC participating in three separate festivals with plays from his cycle, Stacy and Mia. Announcements to be made soon!