Meredith J. Greenburg is a Professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance, teaching Stage Management, Theatre Immersion, Stage Operations, Production Support and Analysis of Drama & Theatre. Meredith has been the Production Manager for the Department since she arrived at CSULA in 2001, and the Chair of the Department since 2017. Meredith’s stage management students can be found all over the country working professionally in Theatre, Dance and Opera. In 2016, she was the recipient of Cal State LA's Outstanding Professor Award.
A professional Stage Manager for 30 years, Meredith works extensively in both Theatre and Opera. She is a member of both Actors’ Equity Association (since 1993) and the American Guild of Musical Artists (since 1999), and has sat on committees and negotiating teams for both unions over the years.
From 1999 to 2016, Meredith was a regular on the staff at the LA Opera, working on over 20 productions including the US premiere of David Cronenberg’s The Fly, Eugene Onegin, Don Carlo, Achim Freyer’s Damnation of Faust, and Peter Grimes. She has had the opportunity to work with many wonderful and gifted directors and artists, including Placido Domingo, James Conlon, Ian Judge, Stephen Wadsworth, Achim Freyer, Gary Marshall, Kent Nagano and Francesca Zambello. In 2016, it was clear that being a Department Chair and full-time stage manager for the LAOP was not going to work, so Meredith made the decision to move on from the regular work at the Opera. She has returned now and then for special events and to sub when needed.
Meredith has been the Production Stage Manager for the Hollywood Bowl’s fully staged Broadway Musicals held every summer since 2006. For the LA Phil at the Bowl, she has managed Sunset Blvd. (a staged reading of the film), The Sound of Music, South Pacific, Bernstein’s Mass, Guys and Dolls, Rent (directed by Neil Patrick Harris), Jerry Mitchell’s production of Hairspray, The Producers (directed by Susan Strohman), Chicago, Hair (directed by Adam Shankman), Spamalot (with Christian Slater) A Chorus Line (directed by original cast member Baayork Lee), Mamma Mia (with Jennifer Nettles, directed by Kathleen Marshall), Annie (Michael Arden, director), Into the Woods (with Patina Miller, Sutton Foster, Skyler Astin and Cheyenne Jackson) and 2022's Kinky Boots (directed by Jerry Mitchell, with Wayne Brady as Lola). Other favorite theatre credits include: LA Phil/Deaf West Theatre's production of Fidelio at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Baz Lurmahnn’s La Boheme on Broadway at the Ahmanson, Deaf West/Mark Taper Forum’s Big River, the 1st National tour of Caroline or Change at the Ahmanson (sub), When Pigs Fly, The Last Night of Ballyhoo (with Rhea Perlman and Harriet Harris), Always, Patsy Cline, The Mystery of Irma Vep, Masada, The Musical, and for two years – from the Tiffany Theatre in Hollywood, to the Canon in Beverly Hills to the Promenade in New York - Bermuda Avenue Triangle (with Bea Arthur, Nanette Fabray, Renee Taylor and Joe Bologna). As the Stage Manager for Deaf West Theatre, Meredith worked on over 10 productions including the critically acclaimed One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Of Mice and Men, Medea and Mark Medoff's Road to a Revolution. Meredith served as a producer on the CSULA/DWT production of American Buffalo in winter of 2015.
Meredith has also managed productions for the LA Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Center Theatre Group at all of their venues, and BalletNow and (for the past 9 years) The Spotlight Awards for the Music Center of Los Angeles County.
For five years, Meredith had the honor of directing the Vocal Fellows in Marilyn Horne’s program at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara for their Gala Cabaret production. She also produced the event surrounding the Cabaret show along with Tim Jones and in collaboration with Ms. Horne, Jerry Sternbach, Carol Burnett, and the staff of the Academy.
Meredith has produced and managed special events for clients including: The Rick Weiss Humanitarian Awards, Paramount Pictures, S.T.A.G.E., Desert AIDS Project, BCEFA, The Actors’ Fund, The Spa Resort Hotel and Casino, The Palm Springs Film Festival, and the American Heart Association.
In 2011, Meredith was invited to be a member of the National Theatre Conference, “a theatrical ‘think-tank’ that meets annually to review and confer on matters pertaining to the welfare and development of the theatre.” Meredith was for two years, the coordinator for the Next Step Auditions for the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival’s Region 8 Festival. She is a Professional Mentor through the Stage Management Mentoring Project for the United States Institute for Theatre Technology on and off since 1993 and maintains membership in USITT and the Production Managers’ Forum.
Meredith lives in Northridge with her family – including twin boys Hunter and Ryan.