Morgan Gould is a writer/ director who is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists and current Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellow at Juilliard. Morgan's play I WANNA FUCKING TEAR YOU APART, is a Beatrice Terry/ Drama League Award Winner, and had its world premiere at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC in February 2017 (with Morgan directing). It was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, and DC Metro Arts said that Morgan's work "shows every bit as much promise as Edward Albee’s early work, arguably more." It will have a Chicago premiere in February 2019.
Morgan is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and an alumnus of the Dramatists Guild Fund Playwriting Fellowship, The Women's Project Lab, the Civilians R+D Group, Target Margin Lab, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, SDC Observership Program, the BAX AIR Residency, Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency and New Georges Writer/ Director Lab. She has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and was the Associate Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where she co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (BAC/PS 122) and worked alongside Young Jean on the premieres of LEAR (Soho Rep) and WE'RE GONNA DIE (Joe's Pub/ LCT3) and tours of PULLMAN WA and THE SHIPMENT. Morgan is also the Artistic Director of Morgan Gould & Friends – her theater company with 9 actors, 3 designers, and a filmmaker (www.morgangouldandfriends.com). MG&F's work has been featured in and at the New Ohio/ Ice Factory Festival, Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Lyceum, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, CAP21, BAX, New Georges, and The Culture Project.
Plays Written At Juilliard
ALL THE STUPID BITCHES
A living room farce slash savage exploration of the white women in America. Written by a white women in America.
THREE FAT SISTERS
A dark absurdist comedy about 3 fat sisters...one of whom has recently discovered she is not fat. So clearly now she must die. (Or at least have a snack!)
NICOLE CLARK IS HAVING A BABY
This harrowing family comedy-drama about mother-daughter love, rage, food, body shame, competition and how we inherit ideas of womanhood might make you ask, "should I stop speaking to my mother immediately?"
DEAR ETHEL MERMAN, WHEREVER YOU ARE
It's 1952 and J.D. Buckner is in the prime of his life, but as we follow him over the course of 50 years and 6 musical numbers, we learn that some secrets will never be uncovered, and that Ethel Merman will always be the the tops.
JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING
In this feminist comedy slash coming of middle-age tale, Jennifer, a nurse's aide, is trapped at a Dunkin Donuts off Route 495 in Wareham, Massachusetts waiting for a tow truck...but is there something else she's waiting for?