Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan

When comedian MEGAN GOGERTY is informed that she can’t play Lady Macbeth - because Lady Macbeth is a tragic figure of powerful darkness, and Megan is the human equivalent of a golden retriever - she sets out to prove them all 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. Silly, theatrical, and...
When comedian MEGAN GOGERTY is informed that she can’t play Lady Macbeth - because Lady Macbeth is a tragic figure of powerful darkness, and Megan is the human equivalent of a golden retriever - she sets out to prove them all 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. Silly, theatrical, and complex, Megan attempts to answer the question, “What’s it like to be a woman comedian?”

Spoiler: it’s murder.
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Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan

Character Information

  • Megan
    40,
    White
    ,
    Female
    A cornfed Golden Retriever of a person. Not like Lady Macbeth at all.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Hollins Playwrights Lab
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    LA Writers Center
    ,
    2016

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Company 11
    ,
    2019
  • University
    ,
    Vanderbilt University Theatre
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Southeastern Theatre Conference
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Radford University
    ,
    2018
  • University
    ,
    Miami University
    ,
    2018
  • Professional
    ,
    StageWest Theatre Co
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Grinnell Council of the Arts
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Hollins University
    ,
    2017
  • Fringe
    ,
    Fort Lauderdale Fringe Festival
    ,
    2017
  • University
    ,
    Coe College
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    The Loft Theatre, Grinnell Arts Council
    ,
    2017
  • Professional
    ,
    Iowa Shakespeare Experience
    ,
    2017
  • Fringe
    ,
    Edinburgh Fringe Festival
    ,
    2017

Awards

Winner
,
Outstanding Artistic Achievement
,
The Greater Des Moines Cloris Leachman Excellence in Theatre Arts Award
,
2017