Meredith Eugene Dallas Biography (1916-)

Addresses: Home: 110 E. Whiteman Street, Yellow Springs, OH, 45387.

SIDELIGHTS: Since 1945, Dr. Dallas has acted in more than 50 productions and directed approximately 50 others at the Antioch Area Theatre and Amphiteatre. "In 1975 I received a PhD in Psychotherapy and Theatre. SubsequentlyI have formulated the Theatre for Personal Awareness and Theatre of Dreams. Icontinue to direct in legitimate theatre."

teacher, actor, director
Birth Details
December 3, 1916
Detroit, Michigan

Famous Works

  • Debut
  • Strepsiades, The Clouds, Yellow Springs Summer Theatre.
  • New York Debut
  • Malvolio, Twelfth Night, New York Shakespeare Festival in the Park, 1958.
  • Principal Stage Appearances
  • Antioch Shakespeare Festival--Citizen of Angiers, King John; Richard II; Hotspur, Henry VI, Pt. 1; Snare and Silence, Henry VI, Pt. 2; Exeter, Henry V; Warwick, Henry VI; Buckingham, Richard III; Cranmer, Henry VIII; Poet, Timon of Athens; Aaron, Titus Andronicus; Marc Anthony, Julius Caesar; Host, Merry Wives of Windsor; Malvolio, Twelfth Night; Macduff, Macbeth;New York--Sergeant Winchell, Family Reunion, Phoenix Theatre, 1958; Governor's Cousin, The Power and the Glory, Phoenix Theatre, 1958; Gibbet, The Beau Strategem, Phoenix Theatre, 1959; Caliban, The Tempest, Bermuda, 1959. Performed a the following theatres--Cain Park Playhouse, Cleveland; Shaw Festival, Martha's Vineyard, MA; Springfield Civic Theatre, Springfield, OH; Hyde Park Playhouse, Hyde Park, NY; Group 20, Wellesley, MA.
  • Directed
  • Founder/artistic director, Antioch Shakespeare Festival, 1953-55--Richard II, Henry V, Henry VII, Coriolanus, Pericles, As You Like It, Cymbeline. Artistic director, Antioch Amphetheatre, 1961-62; artistic director, Shakespeare at Antioch program, 1964; director, Trotwood Circle Theatre, OH, 1957-60. Guest director--Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven CT; Bear Republic Theatre,Santa Cruz CA.
  • Concert
  • Caliban, premiere, The Tempest by Sibelius, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati, 1955.
  • Theatre Related Career
  • Chairman, Department of Drama and Speech, Antioch College, 1963-; research assistant, Fels Research Institute, Yellow Springs, OH; at Antioch College--assistant to the dean, 1946-47; instructor, 1946; assistant professor, 1950,associate professor, 1954.

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