Magan Wiles is a professional actress and teaching artist residing in St. Louis. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and is a regular performer on St. Louis stages. Magan serves as the Artistic Director of International Play Ground, a performing arts group for refugee and immigrant high schoolers and a program of the Center For Survivors of Torture and War Trauma. She also works as as a teaching artist for Prison Performing Arts in the St. Louis City Juvenile Detention Center, teaching acting, improv, and play devising to incarcerated youth. In 2006, Magan travelled to the West Bank in the Occupied Territories of Palestine where she did human rights documentation and intervention as well as teaching theatre in Balata Refugee Camp. Her play Beautiful Resistence, based on her experiences in Palestine, was produced by Playback Workhshop Theatre this summer.