Member of the Week: Megan Sandberg-Zakian
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Posted by: Geena Forristall
Megan Sandberg-Zakian is a freelance theater director with a passion for the development of diverse new American plays & playwrights, and a co-founder of Maia Directors, a consulting group for artists and organizations engaging with stories from the Middle East and beyond. Her first book, "There Must Be Happy Endings: On a Theatre of Optimism and Honesty" is forthcoming from The 3rd Thing Press in March 2020.
Recent directing projects include the world premieres of Madhuri Shekar’s "House of Joy" at California Shakespeare Theatre, Nathan Alan Davis' "Nat Turner in Jerusalem" at New York Theatre Workshop, and Eleanor Burgess' "Chill" at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. Megan was proud to direct Madhuri Shekar’s "Evil Eye," the first release from the Audible Theater Emerging Playwrights Fund, available on Audible.com. She has previously served as the Associate Artistic Director of Underground Railway Theater (Cambridge, MA), the Providence Black Repertory Company (RI), and The 52nd Street Project (NYC), and, most recently, as Director-in-Residence at Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, MA.
Megan is a recipient of the Princess Grace Theater Award and the TCG Future Leaders fellowship, an alumna of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and a proud member of the national union for stage directors and choreographers, SDC. She is a graduate of Brown University and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College. Megan lives in Jamaica Plain, MA, with her wife Candice. megansz.com
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