Jeffrey Meanza is thrilled to return to PlayMakers after having spent 8 years as a member of the theater’s administrative and artistic teams. An actor, director and educator, Meanza began his tenure at PlayMakers in 2007 as the director of education and outreach, and in 2010 was named the theater’s first associate artistic director. During this time, Meanza launched the theater’s Artist Residency program which sent teaching artists into underserved schools, and led the Summer Youth Conservatory, providing area middle and high school students the opportunity to receive professional-level training and performance experience. Additionally, Meanza developed numerous community partnerships and managed the theater’s engagement programs. As a member of PlayMakers’ acting company, he was seen on stage in productions including Into the Woods, Assassins, Angels in America and Nicholas Nickleby. As part of the Senior Management team at the Guthrie Theater, Jeffrey oversees casting, education, community engagement, season planning, literary, and the Dowling Studio space. He holds an M.F.A. in Acting from the Professional Actor Training Program at UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.A. in Theater and Performance Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.