B.A in English/Theatre Arts, NJ City University
20+ years drama instruction
Lilli Markey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theatre Arts from New Jersey City University and has studied at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco. Lilli has directed numerous children’s theater 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). Lilli has 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. She appeared in film for American Baby Magazine playing herself as a first-time Mom. Most recently, Lilli 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.