DRAMA FACULTY

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.

Mariah Dalton

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Mariah Dalton is a graduate of Muhlenberg College, with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre, concentration in Acting. With a deep love for all things theatre, music, and dance, Mariah has performed since childhood, appearing in productions like The Addams Family (Morticia), Avenue Q (Mrs. T), American Dream (Mommy), and ‘dentity Crisis (Edith Fromage) while in college, and various productions while a student at Summit High School. Mariah has a background in choral music and improv comedy in addition to her training as an actor. Recently, Mariah has performed in cabarets in both New York City and Pennsylvania as part of the Fishbowl Collective, a theatre collective from of Muhlenberg Alumni.