Director of Theatre
Director - Fall Play, Winter Play, Spring Musical
Co-Director - Chicago Shakespeare Slam
Mr. Meier has been at MHS since the fall of 2004. He teaches Introduction to Theatre, Beginning Acting, Theatre Studio (Advanced Acting), as well as Technical Theatre. He is also certified to teach English and Speech. He is the Artistic Director of Mundelein Summer Theatre, a company formed in 2006 to produced shows for MHS alumnus. He has appeared several times on the MHS stage – Proof, Love Letters, Biloxi Blues, Prelude to a Kiss, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and David & Lisa. He directed the World High School Premiere of TRUST, by David Schwimmer and Andy Bellin, which was selected to perform at the Illinois High School Theatre Festival.
He grew up in the St. Louis area and attended Southeast Missouri State University. After receiving a Bachelor of Science in Speech and Theatre Education, he moved to Chicago to pursue a career as a professional actor. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Acting from The Goodman School of Drama at DePaul University (now known as The Theatre School). He worked for several years as an actor in Chicago, doing stage work, commercials and industrial films. In addition to acting, he has had the good fortune to work as a “techie”, having served as a scene carpenter, lighting technician, sound technician, technical director and stage manager. A temporary office job led him to a career in the financial services industry. He spent 18 years in the banking field. He recently completed a Masters in Directing at the Chicago Conservatory of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University in Chicago.
Mr. Meier lives in Palatine with his wife, Jill and has three crazy kids (Gracie, Sophie and Holden). Other passions include golf and St. Louis Cardinal baseball. Mr. Meier is a member of the Illinois Theatre Association (formerly on the Board of Directors), Northern Illinois Theatre Educators and the Educational Theatre Association.