The Motor Company is devoted to creating and producing theater that is accessible and community-oriented. Our mission is to heighten our relationship to our city and surroundings by using public spaces as the impetus for story-telling and theatrical events. Annual programs include Intimate Bar Plays, a series of overlapping pieces written for the dark corners of an East Village bar, and Communal Spaces festival of plays written for and performed in specific community gardens in Manhattan and Brooklyn. New events currently in development include Subway Series, a performance interlocking plays created for specific lines and stations along a Queens-Manhattan-Brooklyn commute.
Lillian Meredith (Founder, Artistic Director) was born and bred on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and now resides in Jackson Heights, Queens with her husband and son. As a director, performer, and writer, her work has been seen around the city and across the country, including Boise Contemporary Theater, ANT Fest at Ars Nova, IRT, Soho Rep, Clubbed Thumb, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Columbia University, FURY Factory of Ensemble Theater, and Dixon Place, among many others. She has trained with the Old Vic/New Voices program, Mary Overlie, BADA, LAMDA, and Powerhouse Apprentice Company, and is a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, and the Clubbed Thumb Early Career Directors Fellowship. Proud alumna: Vassar College, National Theater Institute. MFA Brooklyn College.