Episode 3: Brian Meredith, Ilana Gustafson, and Eli Presser


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BRIAN MEREDITH, ILANA GUSTAFSON, and ELI PRESSER make up the leadership team for the Performing Arts Program at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. Unique to a typical natural history museum, the in-house Performing Arts Program uses theater to help guests connect to museum exhibits and special events. With their signature programs, Dinosaur Encounters at the Natural History Museum and Ice Age Encounters at the La Brea Tar Pits, the Performing Arts team brings the thrill of seeing a giant T. rex, Triceratops, or Saber-toothed cat puppet to guests in a dynamic weekly live performance.  You can also find them performing shadow puppetry, storytelling, toy theater, song, poetry, stilt-walking, and more at many museum events.

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Left to right, Brian Meredith (Supervisor and T. rex puppeteer), Ilana Gustafson (Manager of Performing Arts), Eli Presser (Technical Coordinator and T. rex puppeteer)