About Medina Demeter
Medina Demeter received her bachelors in theatre arts with licensure from Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio. As a part of her thesis project she was the founder and artistic director for the Hiram Actors Repertory Theatre, which focused on bringing classic literature to life for elementary and middle school audiences. After graduating from Hiram, Medina made her way to North Carolina where she began her teaching career at Orrum Middle School in Robeson County. During her time at Orrum she was involved in the all county arts program as a director for Once on this Island and as an actress in Romeo and Juliet. After three years with Orrum, Medina began her time as the Educational Director at Cape Fear Regional Theatre where she directed the summer camp, including their production of Alice in Wonderland Jr. Soon after this production, opportunity struck and Medina began teaching theatre arts full time at Hoke County High School in Raeford where she continues to teach today as the head of the fine arts department. As the sole theatre arts teacher in Hoke County, Medina directs two main stage shows every year, plus a dinner theatre in December, and a festival of one acts. She advises the Drama Club and their improv team, Room for Improv-ment, which tours to local places and festivals. In 2012 she was honored to be named Teacher of the Year for Hoke County High School. She is the troupe director for Thespian Troupe 4599, and serves on the state board of directors for the North Carolina Educational Theatre Association as the State Thespian Officer Advisor. From 2012-2015 Medina served as the secretary for the North Carolina Theatre Arts Educators and currently serves as the head of their membership committee. In 2014 Medina began working with Sweet Tea Shakespeare as an actress in Julius Caesar. She now serves as a Fellow of the House and manages front of house affairs for all of their productions. Thus far in her theatrical career, Medina has directed over 40 productions, including Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, The Wiz, Arsenic and Old Lace, Macbeth, To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Shop of Horrors, Alice in Wonderland, The Crucible, and You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown. Medina lives in Raeford with her husband, Jake, and her dog, Zoe.