Megan McClain
Joined 2014-10-29 19:17:50

Megan is a New York-based writer and dramaturg. She currently leads the R&D writing group for the Civilians. As a former Civilians Literary Associate, she worked on "The Way They Live" and "The End and the Beginning." She is a staff member at Lark Play Development Center and also serves as the Resident Dramaturg for Superhero Clubhouse, an ensemble creating original works at the intersection of environmentalism and theater. With The Civilians and SHC, she has participated in artist residencies at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Drama League, NACL Theatre, The Catwalk Institute, and on Governor’s Island through the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. M.F.A Dramaturgy: University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Megan McClain's articles

Apply for the Civilians R&D Group Now!

Megan McClain, who leads the R&D Group at the Civilians, discusses the projects that were presented at the R&D FINDINGS Series in May 2017 and invites people to apply for the 2017-18 group.

Civilians R&D In Process: The FINDINGS Series

Megan McClain, R&D Coordinator at the Civilians, previews the projects that will be presented at the R&D FINDINGS Series, now through May 20.

KJ Sanchez Tackles the NFL Concussion Crisis

Playwright KJ Sanchez gained acclaim documenting the experiences of Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Next, she turns her investigative lens on a different kind of trauma survivor: NFL players.

Playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle Brings Abuse Survivors’ Voices to the United Nations

“I kept it very close to their own words. There was something sacred about it. I didn’t want to mess with the power they have.”

Playwright A. Zell Williams Tries to Figure Out What Drives People

The Playwright-in-Residence at the Public discusses getting past the small talk in his podcast and his plays.