The Playwright: Megan Gogerty
Hailed by the Chicago Reader as "blonde-haired" and "blue-eyed," Megan Gogerty is "a woman." A playwright, performer and songwriter, Megan's artistic output was recently described as “delightfully random.” Her specialties are one-woman monologue plays and musical tribute albums to various TV shows she likes. She is perhaps best known in some quarters as the writer of the musical LOVE JERRY, the ten-minute play RUMPLE SCHMUMPLE, and the subversive comedy BAD PANDA. Her one-woman show FEET FIRST IN THE WATER WITH A BABY IN MY TEETH debuted in a variety of theatres across the country in 2011, and was listed as one of the Best Plays in Atlanta that year by Creative Loafing's Curt Holman. Her album of comic songs, BIG DAMN HEROES, is a tribute album to the defunct TV show Firefly and is available on CDBaby.com, iTunes, and wherever online music is sold. She also has an album about Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Her musical LOVE JERRY, a fact-based drama about the long-term effects of child sexual abuse, continues to be produced around the country despite the odds of a sex abuse musical getting produced anywhere. It was last seen in Philadelphia in June 2010. Her solo show HILLARY CLINTON GOT ME PREGNANT was listed in the Top Ten Best Shows of 2009 by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution along side the likes of Billy Crystal and Twyla Tharp. She’s pretty sure she could take Billy Crystal in a fight, but probably not Twyla.