Playwright Megan Cohen has welcomed over 100 productions, workshops, and readings of her plays.
Artistic homes in her 20-year career include Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, Southbank Centre in London, American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, and Melbourne International Comedy Festival in Australia.
Cohen is a recipient of Theatre Bay Area’s “Keep An Eye On” emerging artist award and a recent alumni of the Resident Playwrights Initiative (2018-22) at Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco, a 4-year artistic residency for exciting regional voices.
A dedicated actor and performance artist before turning her professional emphasis to writing, she continues to occasionally create ensemble-based and solo work as a writer-performer.
Critics have called her plays “wildly imaginative,” “refreshing,” “fantastically joyful,” and “tortuous,” and awarded her work “San Francisco’s Best of the Bay” and “Most Memorable Food Fight.”
What about the rest of the 100 plays?
All the roles in all her plays are written for Madeline Kahn.
Performance Art and Acting
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, consultant, and writing coach.
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–