Lilli Markey

Lilli Markey, Drama Faculty, Wharton Music Center

Lilli Markey has a Bachelor of Arts in English and Theatre Arts from New Jersey City University and has studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Ms. Markey has directed numerous children’s theatre productions including Romeo & Juliet, You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Una and the Goblins, Cinderella, Daisy-Head Mayzie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,  How to Eat Like a Child, Aesop’s Fables, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Sherlock Holmes and the Emerald of Alcazar. Some of her favorite performing roles include Blackbird (Una), The Country Club (Chloe), Closer (Alice), Picasso at the Lapin Agile (Suzanne), Popcorn (Scout), Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), Much Ado About Nothing (Hero), Barefoot in the Park (Corie).

Ms. Markey has also toured with various professional children’s theater groups including Theater Project of New Jersey, Women’s Theater Co., The Cameo Cast, and The Shoestring Players.

Ms. Markey appeared in a film for American Baby Magazine playing herself as a first-time Mom. Most recently, Ms. Markey starred as Donna Marsala in Tony and Tina’s Wedding at NJPAC and as The Velveteen Rabbit for Alliance Repertory Company at the Union County Arts Center. Lilli has been teaching drama to children for over a decade, leading classes and workshops in improvisation, creative movement, theatrical make-up, and acting technique.