About Megan Cohen

  • Julie (Stacy Ross) skis down Nob Hill in "Free For All."
  • Two women with dirty faces, messy hair, and fierce expressions stand shoulder-to-shoulder.
  • Dumplings lying in wait.
  • Julie (Stacy Ross) watches her cook John (Phil Wong), with house puppeteers Miyaka P. Cochrane and Charlie Gray. (Photo: Ben Krantz, 2019.)
  • Two women chomp carrots
  • Stacy Ross and Phil Wong celebrate the end of the world in "Free For All." (Photo: Ben Krantz, 2019.)
  • Megan Cohen rehearsing a play for the San Francisco Neo-Futurists at Boxcar Theater

Called “a ruthless innovator” (SF Weekly) and “one insightful and confident woman with a devilish sense of humor” (HuffPo), Megan Cohen (b. 1983) is also a fairly friendly playwright, opera librettist, game writer, and writing coach.

Julie (Stacy Ross) in "Free For All," flanked by house puppeteers Miyaka P. Cochrane and Charlie Gray. (Photo: Ben Krantz, 2019.)

More than one hundred scripts by Megan have been performed live onstage, from Midtown Manhattan to small-town Montana to…

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Megan doesn’t speak Italian so she writes opera libretti in English, and it’s how she met Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the legendary rodeo champ…

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The menu screen for the iPad game Fashion Tale, featuring the title in whimsical white letters against a blue sky.


While writing and ghostwriting for games and interactive/digital media, Megan learns the weirdest stuff. Did you know that Ryan Gosling…

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Playwright Megan Cohen, a pale white woman with a dark pompadour haircut, sits at a writing desk surrounded by balloons and glowing lamps.

Megan loves to support and create community through writing. When she held a 24-hour Writing Marathon..

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Personal History (click buttons to expand)

Megan Cohen asking Dionysus to Bless her Performance of Take Me Home: A One-Woman Odyssey
“Take Me Home: A One-Woman Odyssey,” 2014. (Rehearsal video screencap.)
Performance Artist Megan Cohen poses in a formal white dress with plastic inflatable swimming floaties on her arms, carrying a massive nautical anchor larger than her.
Megan Cohen in “Take Me Home: A One-Woman Odyssey,” 2014. (Photo: Quincy Cardinale)

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Create unforgettable work.
Love what and how you write.
Build healthy creative habits.
Try something new.

If you have questions or would rather hire me to write for you, you can email or tweet me.

Thank you for coming to my website! I made it myself, but put most of it in third-person to sound more “professional” since that is industry standard. Do you think it should be industry standard? I have mixed feelings about the idea of “professionalism.” I like that “professionalism” shows respect, but dislike that it creates distance.

“In the sui generis mind of theater artist Megan Cohen, silliness intermingles with oh-no-she-didn’t moxie; searing smarts blend seamlessly with surreal reverie and a bottomless capacity for feeling.” San Francisco Chronicle

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