43. Interview with Megan Gogerty

“Process is all.”

“The difference between an entrepreneur and artist is that the entrepreneur is focused on product, the artist is focused on process.”

“Every play teaches me what I need to make a new play.”

“Creativity and productivity are yin and yang.”

“We’re party planners, playwrights. We’re planning experiences. Experiences can not be captured and can not be recreated easily. They’re unique “you had to be there” experiences.”

MEGAN GOGERTY is not only laugh-out-loud hilarious but truly inspirational. Megan is a playwright, comedian, and delightful person. She just closed a run of her one-person show FEAST. at Riverside Theatre in Iowa City. Her other plays include Lady Macbeth and Her Pal Megan, Bad Panda, Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant, and Save Me, Dolly Parton. Her musical tribute album to the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is widely available online. Megan was a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow, is a WordBRIDGE alum, and earned her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin. She currently teaches playwriting at the University of Iowa and is a regularly returning visiting faculty for the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University.

Listen to this episode to hear Megan’s hot take on creativity and productivity. It’s freakin’ wonderful.

LISTEN TO EPISODE 43: INTERVIEW WITH MEGAN GOGERTY HERE

GLISTENS:

Sam’s Glisten – Hot Water
Megan’s Glisten – Secret Klondike bar
Sarah’s Glisten – Step Father becoming an American citizen

ABOUT MEGAN GOGERTY

Megan Gogerty is a playwright and comedian. Her solo show Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the Audience Pick of the Fringe at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Her play Bad Panda (Theatre Without Borders, Beijing; Iron Crow Theatre Co.; WordBRIDGE Boomerang Playwright honoree) is published by Original Works Publishing and was translated into Spanish for a five-month run at Del Teatro Milan in Mexico City. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution listed her solo show Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant in their yearly Top Ten Best Plays. Megan’s musical drama Love Jerry was produced in the New York Musical Theatre Festival where it won three Talkin’ Broadway Citations and four NYMF Excellence Awards including Excellence in Writing (Book). Her ten-minute play Rumple Schmumple (Dramatic Pub.) was a Kennedy Center/National ACTF honoree. Other plays include: Housebroken (Riverside Theatre, Hollins University); Save Me, Dolly Parton (Riverside Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre; named among Best Plays in Atlanta by Creative Loafing). Her musical tribute album to the TV show Buffy the Vampire Slayer is widely available online. 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 regularly returning visiting faculty for the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University.

To learn more about Megan Gogerty and her work, check out her website at www.megangogerty.com
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