SMJ (Steven Meeker Jr.)

SMJ (Steven Meeker Jr.)

SMJ is a writer, mime, and non-binary theatermaker. Their work has been seen at New Light Theater Project Darkroom 13, Access Theater, Theatre at St. Clements, WorkShop Theatres, Kraine Theater, Hudson Guild Theater, Otterbein University, Theater 54, People’s Improv Theater, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and ThePlace@TheWoodward. SMJ is a mime of eleven years, trained by Rick Wamer, Lorie Heald, and...
SMJ is a writer, mime, and non-binary theatermaker. Their work has been seen at New Light Theater Project Darkroom 13, Access Theater, Theatre at St. Clements, WorkShop Theatres, Kraine Theater, Hudson Guild Theater, Otterbein University, Theater 54, People’s Improv Theater, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and ThePlace@TheWoodward. SMJ is a mime of eleven years, trained by Rick Wamer, Lorie Heald, and Stephen Chipps. SMJ is a proud graduate of the B.F.A. Acting program with a Dance minor at Otterbein University and the Theatermakers program at the National Theater Institute. SMJ's current projects include The Command Center Outside of Angel Grove, California (with collaborators Esther Cohen & Jordan Donica) and At the Barre (a mime musical with composer Sarah Flaim). SMJ is committed to bringing mime back to the mainstream.

Plays

  • The Command Center Outside Angel Grove, California
    Red can’t read.
    Green isn’t in control.
    Pink is caught in the middle.
    Blue won’t give an inch.
    Yellow is too nice.
    Black is talking to a glass tube.

    For a month, six women live and train inside an isolated Command Center for a highly-anticipated reboot of the a certain 90's children program. In this toxic environment, who will the power protect?
  • At the Barre
    Book & Lyrics by SMJ / Music by Sarah Flaim

    Catherine, the talented principal dancer at ABT, and Shawn, a non-binary and overweight mime, are thrust into each other's lives after an insane audition. In the wake of personal tragedies and lingering doubts, Catherine and Shawn search for their inner beauty and how to make a connection in a cluttered and overly talkative world.