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What Writing Really Looks Like

Writing doesn’t always look like writing. When you hear the word “writing,” what do you think of? A pen moving across paper, or maybe a clicking keyboard and a glowing screen? Do you think writing is the application of language to a page? If that’s what you think of, you’re half right… but you’re also really wrong.

Writing is not the production of words. Continue reading

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“Brigadoom”… and 30 Neo-Futurist plays in 6 Neo-Futurist months.

What does today’s Scottish Independence vote have to do with the most surprising year of my artistic life? Continue reading

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Picking a pic for “Take Me Home: a One-Woman Odyssey”

It turns out that nothing makes a show feel more real in pre-production than press photos. Like, once you have committed your face to film, it’s HAPPENING. Continue reading


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I’m Profiled in Theater Bay Area Magazine!

TBA_keepaneyeonHey, lookit! I’m profiled in the Sept-Oct 2013 issue of Theater Bay Area Magazine!

I couldn’t be more pleased with Lily’s Janiak’s article about me; she manages to make actual coherent sense out of my life and work, which is no small feat.  Someone should give that woman a medal.

Opening line: “Since she emerged on the Bay Area theatre scene in 2008, playwright Megan Cohen has been an artist of both quality and quantity.”

Aw, shucks. (Little ol’ me?) You’re making me blush. (Don’t stop.)

xoxo -Megan

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HELEN press and process roundup! Hot Trojan-War Performance-Installation Media-Blitz Life-Lesson Action!

So, the two-weekend workshop of The Helen Project all the way back in May got some really sweet press, which I never posted here. D’oh! How silly is that? Pretty silly, yes? What should I do about it? Oh, I could go ahead and post those quotes now? Okay! Also, how did the workshop go, and what happened with the two different editions? Oh, I’d better lay that out too, because the second weekend was bananas, and taught me the kind of “valuable lesson” one might hear in voiceover at the end of an afterschool special! Continue reading

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The Last Beer In The World: My Epic Grail Quest in 10 Minutes, for Free, in a Bar!

Charles Lewis III as noble knight Sir DrinksALot in "The Last Beer in the World." Photo: Karen Offerins.

Charles Lewis III as noble knight Sir DrinksALot in “The Last Beer in the World.” Photo: Karen Offerins.

So, if this fabulous photo of Charles Lewis III as the noble knight Sir DrinksALot is not enough to convince you to come to see a free theater festival in a bar, I don’t know what would be.

The fact that my piece in the show is inspired by “Adventure Time,” “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” and “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” perhaps? Continue reading

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Watch “BEEEEAAR” right now!

Hey, do you have a few minutes and an interest in beer, dancing bears, or watching video of one of my short plays online right now, right this second?

Allison Page is so good in this role, I can BEARly stand it! Xoxo, Megan

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March 18th & March 24th: Two Scripts, Two Companies, Two Readings!

Let me lay it out for you straight.  No funny talk, no quirky metaphors, just the facts: fair and square, honest and true, live and in person.

Two of my full-length scripts are getting staged readings at really cool companies this month  (“The Actual Stuff” at SF Playhouse, and “Joe Ryan” at Impact Theater). Continue reading

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