MERON LANGSNER was one of three writers in the country selected for the pilot year of the National New Play Network Emerging Playwright Residencies, fulfilling his residency at the New Repertory Theater in Boston, Massachusetts.
His plays have been performed around the country and overseas and developed at venues that include the Lark Play Development Center in NYC, New Rep, Playwrights Commons, (Freedom Arts Retreat & Playwrights Playground), the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, the Comparative Drama Conference, and the Last Frontier Theatre Conference in Valdez, Alaska (where he had the honor of returning as a featured artist).
Other publishers of Meron's plays include Bloomsbury, Smith & Kraus, Applause Theatre Books, the Northwest Playwrights Alliance, YouthPLAYS, JAC Publications & Promotions, McSweeney's, and Lamia Ink.
Meron's plays have won awards and grants from the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival, the Center for Jewish Culture and Creativity, the Association for Theatre in Higher Education, and numerous other arts & theater organizations.
He was nominated for an IRNE (Independent Reviewers of New England) Award for Best New Play for Vagabond Theatre Group's production of Burning Up the Dictionary.
This past May he co-wrote (and fight directed) Love Hurts with Malarkey Films for the Boston 48 Hour Film Festival, which was selected for the Best of the 2013 Boston Festival screening.
As a fight director, Meron has composed violence and movement for over 150 productions, tours, and films in venues ranging from LORT theatres to educational institutions. Professional theater companies for which he has choreographed include: A.R.T. - The American Repertory Theatre, ArtsEmerson, Merrimack Rep, Ensemble Studio Theatre, New Repertory Theatre, Lyric Stage Company of Boston, Stoneham Theatre, Opera Boston, Chamber Theatre Productions, Company One, Zeitgeist Stage, Whistler in the Dark, OperaHub, and many more, with several productions winning regional awards.
As a scholar of theatre and performance, his articles and reviews have been published by McFarland, Oxford University Press, Puppetry International, New England Theatre Journal, Journal of Asian Martial Arts, the Electronic Journals of Martial Arts and Sciences, The Fight Master, and other imprints, and he has presented his research at several major academic conferences.
Meron is a member of the Dramatists Guild and The Society of American Fight Directors, and an Affiliated Artist of Whistler in the Dark Theatre Company, One Bird Productions, and Playwrights Commons.
He received his MFA in Playwriting from Brandeis University, and holds an MA in Performance Studies from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and a PhD in Drama from Tufts University (where he won the Award for Outstanding Contributions to Undergraduate Education). He believes himself to be the first doctoral candidate to literally defend his dissertation with a katana.