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

Megan McClain is the R&D Program Director for the Civilians and leads the writers, directors, and composers of the R&D Group. As a former Civilians Literary Associate, she worked on "The Way They Live" and "The End and the Beginning" at The Met. She is a staff member at The Lark and also serves as the Resident Dramaturg for Superhero Clubhouse, an ensemble creating original works at the intersection of ecology and theater. She has developed new theatrical work presented during artist residencies granted by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Drama League, NACL Theatre, Catwalk Institute, Stony Brook University, Lacawac Sanctuary, and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. She has provided dramaturgical support and literary work for productions and projects at numerous organizations including The Goodman Theatre, Disney Theatrical, Hartford Stage, PoNY, Playwrights Realm, The Lark, LMDA, Target Margin, Jewish Plays Project, New Georges, PlayPenn, and American Players Theatre. M.F.A Dramaturgy: University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Megan McClain's articles

Civilians R&D Group: 2018 FINDINGS Series

R&D Program Director Megan McClain discusses the projects presented as part of the 2018 R&D FINDINGS Series and invites people to apply for the 2018-19 R&D Group.

Civilians R&D Group: 2017 FINDINGS Series

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 on Storytelling and Understanding the Other

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