Meryl F. Vladimer
is an artist
, theatrical producer
, and political activist
Born in Brooklyn, New York
, Meryl Vladimer began her career as a noted and critically reviewed sculptor
, and was featured on the cover of Artforum Magazine
. Disenchanted by the art world, by the late 80's she left art for Multi-Media Design where she worked for Fannon and Osmond, Doug Mesney and the fifth Bartok and Staging Techniques.
Still not satisfied artistically she left corporate Audio-Visual to do multi-media design for theater, working first at Theater for the New City
and later at La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
where she tried a variety of fields including stage management
. This lead her to Broadway
to stage manage "Haarlem Nocturne" a musical review created by André DeShields
and arranged and composed by Marc Shaiman
Returning to La MaMa, she resumed stage managing "The Club" cabaret theater created by Ellen Stewart
in the style of the original La MaMa Theater, where one was required to become a member.
Working there for several years, first under the direction of Rick Richardson and then Liz Dunn, Vladimer received the artistic directorship of The Club upon Dunn's departure.
In 1990 while she was artistic director of The Club, Meryl was approached by Ellen Stewart
, Founder and Artistic Director of La MaMa E.T.C., and asked if she would join the management staff as associate director of the entire complex after the departure of Wickie Boyle; she... Read More