Meredith Bartmon

Meredith Bartmon

Meredith Bartmon is a Florida based dramaturg, literary and casting professional, and actor.

I recently completed the Literary and Casting Apprenticeship at Asolo Rep in Sarasota, Fl. In this position I served as lead production dramaturg for Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, primary audience-facing dramaturg for Silent Sky and production dramaturgy assistant for the season. I supported...
Meredith Bartmon is a Florida based dramaturg, literary and casting professional, and actor.

I recently completed the Literary and Casting Apprenticeship at Asolo Rep in Sarasota, Fl. In this position I served as lead production dramaturg for Incident at Our Lady of Perpetual Help, primary audience-facing dramaturg for Silent Sky and production dramaturgy assistant for the season. I supported engagement programming and materials such as lobby displays, program articles, facilitating talkbacks, and participating in panels and conversations. I also assisted in the organization and facilitation of all local casting, supported season planning (IE festival coverage and play reports), and assisted in producing Asolo's Ground Floor new play commission. In the 22/23 season, I've also been the talkback moderator for Urbanite Theatre's mainstage productions and their Modern Works festival of new plays.

I'm proud to serve as the LMDA VP for Florida. My primary goal in this position is to develop the neural network of new play development and literary work in Florida in order to establish Florida as a primary incubator for the new American canon and make more space for dramaturgy work in professional theatre in the state. In this position, I have also connected students and theatre makers with law makers to support equitable practices in a potentially hostile political climate.

Previous dramaturgy credits include Zoetic Stage's inaugural Finstrom Festival of New Work in Miami, Urbanite Theatre's Modern Works Festival in Sarasota, Mad Cow Theatre's Women's Voices Festival in Orlando, the Playwright's Development Program in Miami, FIU's The Greenhouse, FAU Theatre Lab's New Works Festival in Boca Raton, a world premiere production at Perseverance Theatre in Alaska, the New Year/New Play Festival and Young Playwrights Festival at Palm Beach Dramaworks (West Palm Beach), and the Young Playwrights Festival at Florida Stage (Manalapan).

All recommendations on this page are plays for which I have provided dramaturgy and/or facilitated talkbacks. I hope you will better understand my voice and aesthetic as an artist while reading these recs (and I hope you will also read these plays!)

Recommended by Meredith Bartmon

  • Therapy
    1 Sep. 2023
    A gleefully dark comedy about the power of women in typically male professions - and no it's not the profession you're thinking of. Therapy has the suspenseful energy of a true crime podcast and the characters are great fun to play. Jena is an excellent emerging playwright and I look forward to following her work.
  • The Apiary
    1 Sep. 2023
    Sweeney Todd with bees. The Apiary is unsettling in its observation of the human condition, thought provoking in its vision of the near future, and beautiful in its theatrical vision. Audiences at the Urbanite Theatre Modern Works Festival were deeply moved and completely entranced by the story and characters. I can't wait to see this play fully realized. It's an incredible opportunity for creative design work.
  • THE EQUIVALENT OF SENSATION, full-length play for 5 Women
    24 Oct. 2022
    In this vibrant portrait, the art collector becomes a curator of the blooming color of Etta Cone's inner life. Rose explores Etta’s permanent state of urgent becoming and challenges ideas of patriarchy through bodily freedom. Rose's Cone sisters didn’t put their art on a pedestal to never be touched – they use it, they wear it, they drape themselves in it. A woman is also more than something to be marveled at. Rose's characters are sensual beings. They do not break easily and ‘if it breaks, it breaks.” Better to break by living than to die on a pedestal.
  • Rough Assembly
    24 Oct. 2022
    The atmosphere of this character driven drama surrounding the release of Robert Altman's film Nashville reminds me of some of Sam Shepard's plays which put American culture in the 70s under a lens. Independent, ambitious and grand Pauline and Bob are wonderfully unlikable but you still root for them because they feel like underdogs in this vivid rendering of 1975 NYC and Hollywood. I find the generational relationship between mother and daughter an especially vibrant and resonant aspect of the play. Their climactic fight is full of emotionally impactful and insightful family trauma.
  • THIS IS A MORTALITY PLAY SET IN AN OFFICE DEPOT
    12 May. 2021
    If you love absurdist comedy then this wonderfully alive play about death and retail might be for you. If you've ever been a millennial, loved a millennial or had a millennial provide you with customer service then this play might be for you. This story flirts with the big themes that haunt young people across all possible universes and then centers the gloriously mundane humanity at the center of those existential crises we've all been trudging through. I think you will fall in love with Adrien, Karlee and Tina, even though Tina is a little bit scary. 10/10 would recommend.