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Megan Gogerty

Megan Gogerty is a playwright, comedian, and professor at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop.

Megan Gogerty is a playwright and comedian. She wrote LADY MACBETH AND HER PAL, MEGAN (Edinburgh Fringe; Cincy Fringe Audience Pick of the Fringe); BAD PANDA (Theatre Without Borders, Beijing; Iron Crow Theatre Co.; Original Works Publishing) and LOVE JERRY (NYMF Excellence in Writing Award). The Atlanta Journal-Constitution listed her solo show HILLARY CLINTON GOT ME PREGNANT in their yearly Top Ten Best Plays. Other plays include SAVE ME, DOLLY PARTON (Synchronicity Theatre; Creative Loafing’s Best Plays in Atlanta). Megan was a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow, a WordBRIDGE alum, and she earned her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently teaches playwriting at the University of Iowa and is a recurring guest faculty at the Playwrights Lab at Hollins University. 

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On Teaching Difficult Material

On Teaching Difficult Material

2 April 2024

Whether in rehearsal or in the classroom, theatre educators are often confronted with uncomfortable conversations. In this episode of Teaching Theatre, Megan Gogerty (University of Iowa) and Darren Canady (University of Kansas) discuss how they tackle challenging material in their classrooms, reframing the idea of what is “difficult,” getting to the root of discomfort, creating classroom agreements.

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