Megan Hoche (Bussiere)

Megan Hoche (Bussiere)

Born and raised in Edison, NJ, Megan started performing and writing from a young age. She attended Kean University, where she minored in theatre and received her MA in Speech Pathology. After college she traveled the world performing in Japan, Hawaii, China, and the Eastern Caribbean. She now resides in Astoria and currently works as a Speech and Language Therapist at a pre-school in the Bronx.

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Born and raised in Edison, NJ, Megan started performing and writing from a young age. She attended Kean University, where she minored in theatre and received her MA in Speech Pathology. After college she traveled the world performing in Japan, Hawaii, China, and the Eastern Caribbean. She now resides in Astoria and currently works as a Speech and Language Therapist at a pre-school in the Bronx.

Megan is currently a writer for the 2018-2020 Propulsion Lab with Mission to (dit)Mars, which recently hosted a staged reading of her new play "End of the Line" as a part of their Launch Pad reading series. Her play "Talk to Me" (2016 Bauer-Boucher Playwriting Award finalist through Premiere Stages) had its world premiere in NYC in June 2019 at the Theaterlab. Her feminist play "A Period Piece" (2019 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, 2019 Playwrights Foundation/Bay Area Playwrights Festival semi-finalist) had its world premiere in NYC in July 2019 with The Shrill Collective. (www.meganhoche.com)

Plays

  • Forever Mom
    Linda is a full-time caregiver to her adult son Kevin, who has a congenital intellectual disability with concomitant autistic tendencies. (Yes, she wishes that was one word, too). With Kevin consuming her days, things like travel, relaxation, and even aging seem like luxuries that are out of her reach. But when Linda is offered an “out,” she begins to consider an alternative life for the first time- one without...
    Linda is a full-time caregiver to her adult son Kevin, who has a congenital intellectual disability with concomitant autistic tendencies. (Yes, she wishes that was one word, too). With Kevin consuming her days, things like travel, relaxation, and even aging seem like luxuries that are out of her reach. But when Linda is offered an “out,” she begins to consider an alternative life for the first time- one without Kevin. With this decision comes panic attacks, unexpected visitors, and the occasional reckless daydream.
  • End of the Line
    On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, four New Yorkers take their morning commute on the N train. Two seemingly disparate strangers run off on a joint adventure across the city. Two apparent enemies go on to take similar actions for very different reasons. And one slice of time is broken open to reveal the common threads that run between all four. The commute changes all of them, and we’ll see who they are at the end of the line.
  • A Period Piece
    When Kira - a newly-single and struggling entrepreneur - finds out she is pregnant, she seeks support from her mother and sister, who bring with them their own birth-related baggage. As Kira prepares to bring new life into this world, she begins to question and examine her lineage, uncovering information that will change her family dynamic forever. Meanwhile, a parallel story unfolds as we see a woman journey...
    When Kira - a newly-single and struggling entrepreneur - finds out she is pregnant, she seeks support from her mother and sister, who bring with them their own birth-related baggage. As Kira prepares to bring new life into this world, she begins to question and examine her lineage, uncovering information that will change her family dynamic forever. Meanwhile, a parallel story unfolds as we see a woman journey through her own milestones across a lifespan. With each season of her life she finds herself rediscovering her own version of womanhood. Within both stories is a celebration of female empowerment, motherhood, sisterhood, and the women who lift us up.
  • Talk to Me
    On the first day of Maeve’s internship at the university’s stroke rehabilitation clinic, she doesn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Tom, who will be running the aphasia support group with her. Her semester takes another turn when she is faced with the newest member of the support group- her estranged father. When they discover that the clinic is in danger of closing, they all band together in an...
    On the first day of Maeve’s internship at the university’s stroke rehabilitation clinic, she doesn’t exactly get off on the right foot with Tom, who will be running the aphasia support group with her. Her semester takes another turn when she is faced with the newest member of the support group- her estranged father. When they discover that the clinic is in danger of closing, they all band together in an elaborate plan to raise awareness about aphasia and save their community.
  • End of the Line (short play)
    On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, four New Yorkers take their morning commute on the N train. One slice of time is broken open to reveal the common threads that run between all four.