Lady Macbeth and Her Pal Megan 

A comedy by Megan Gogerty

Directed by Shannon Grounds   -   Starring Eva McQuade

“Megan, Lady Macbeth is a tragic figure of powerful darkness, and you are the human equivalent of a golden retriever.”

When a comedian is informed that she can’t play Lady Macbeth, she sets out to prove everyone wrong, only to discover that not only must she reevaluate her preconceptions of Lady Macbeth, she must reconsider herself as both a woman and as a standup comedian.

Starring Austin's own Eva McQuade as Megan, and directed by Shrewd Artistic Director Shannon Grounds, Lady Macbeth and Her Pal Megan explores the question:  “What’s it like to be a woman comedian?”


Spoiler: it’s murder.



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About the Playwright

Megan Gogerty is a comedian and playwright. Based in Iowa City, Iowa, USA where she teaches playwriting at the University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop. 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). Other plays include: Housebroken (Riverside Theatre, Hollins University); Save Me, Dolly Parton (Original Works Publishing; named among Best Plays in Atlanta by Creative Loafing), Bad Panda (Original Works Publishing; Theatre Without Borders, Beijing; Iron Crow Theatre Co.; WordBRIDGE Boomerang Playwright honoree). 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's also visiting faculty at the Playwrights Lab at Hollins University.

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