Meeya Davis is currently making her Arena Stage debut playing the role of Amber in The Blood Quilt . A native of Detroit Michigan, Meeya’s stage credits include Twelfth Night at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, House for Sale at Rutgers Theater Company and Cyrano at Mile Square Theater. She holds a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.
In The Blood Quilt, Meeya delivers a highly charged performance as a daughter who has been named the executor of her recently departed mother’s will. Meeya’s character never even made it to her mom’s funeral because of a missed flight so this does not sit well with the other four sisters that were with their mom until the bitter end. Her rich lifestyle doesn’r fare too well either. Meeya is a young talent that we are going to be hearing a lot from in the future and here’s hoping DC is a part of that future. She is quite the actress and is just lovely to watch onstage. Check out The Blood Quilt at Arena Stage and you’ll see what I mean.
How did you get interested in theater?
My high school theater teacher, Marilyn McCormick, actually told me I was going to be an actress. She saw my gift before I did and the rest is history.
You attended Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. How did attending there help you for becoming a professional actress?
MGSA is one of the top conservatories in the country with an amazing faculty and connections to industry. I’m very grateful to have had professional training and to be connected to such an amazing program.
Can you please tell us a little something about The Blood Quilt and also something about the character you play in the show?
The Blood Quilt is an incredible story about family and tradition. My character Amber is at a crossroads when the importance of those two themes is questioned because of her lifestyle and her mother’s last will and testament.
Can you please tell us what it was like performing at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London in Twelfth Night?
Performing at the Globe was life changing and eye-opening as a young artist. I was exposed to so much history and culture that it made my love for theater that much more rich.
What are your next few upcoming projects after The Blood Quilt closes?
Well, my next “project” is my wedding, which is June 20th. I’ll be playing the lead in that production. Once that is over, I will go back to New York and audition and see what is next for me.