Hello! My name is Edith Snow (a.k.a. Meredith Sause). My stage name has changed, it's true. Lately, life transitions have happened in triple and quadruple scoops. And I'm different now because of these. My intention is that the work I choose to do will reverberate with the effects of this change. A stage name shift is just a superficial way of conveying the modification.
What & Where
I work as a theatre, film, and television actor. Also a filmmaker. I live in North Carolina. I can work locally in Atlanta, Charleston, Baltimore, Richmond, and D.C.
I'm easily cast in the age range of 39-50 years old. Roles with uniforms suit my personality: Nurses, Pilots, Cops, Soldiers. I'm well able to portray strong women with leadership skills and insight: professors, lawyers, psychologists, social workers. Roles transcending the human realm are also a fit: zombies, vampires, monsters, goddesses. And finally, fallen, lost, and tragic characters are a cozy match.
My voice is on the rich and deep side. I sing in a few different bands. Acquisition of various dialects comes quite easily with a little practice. My eyes are olive green and deeply set, often presenting with a greenish-lavendar pair of semi-circles beneath them. My weight fluctuates between 118-128 lbs., and I have the ability to gain or lose within that bracket swiftly if necessary for a role. My body is fit, broad-shouldered, and strong -though it has sustained multiple sports and repetitive-use injuries. I have clear skin. Hair color and style changes frequently, but I am willing to cut and color as needed for a role. Currently, there are no tattoos on this skin, but that will change soon, as I am in the design process for one to be inked onto the right side of my rib cage.
I've been been acting since I was 14 years old. Like many, I began in school plays and sang in the Jr. High chorus. Serious training began my senior year of high school in the University of North Carolina School of the Arts Pre-Professional Drama Program. I've also trained with Kimberly Jentzen in Los Angeles, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company in Saratoga Springs, NY, The Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C., and I studied and toured with The National Theater of the Deaf. I have a Master's Degree and Clinical Certification in Speech-Language Pathology from Gallaudet University, and can communicate at a functional level using American Sign Language.
The environment, animals, and organic sustainable agriculture are all very important to me. It is an objective to let these values be reflected in any commercial or industrial work I may accept. My favorite type of work is the indie film; I believe it is in this space that writers and actors are allowed to break through boundaries, shatter the stock types of characters we so often see in mainstream cinema, and we're allowed to explore what may be considered beyond the pale in more conventional film. This is where art exists. Indie film is also the place where people on a set are allowed to help each other, wear many hats without worry of career displacement, and true collaboration is allowed to exist here without the pressure of a bottom line. Admittedly, mainstream television is blowing me away these days. I'm a fan of The Duplass Brothers, Karen Kusama, Lena Dunham, and Jenji Kohan, Lisa Lutz, and Megan Abbott.
Exploration of humanity in its many constructs, connection with people, clarity in a world of so much chaotic emotion --this is the jazz that lights me up as an actor and filmmaker.
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