Megan Lohne

Megan Lohne

Plays include Too Solid Flesh (2020 virtual production with LFS), Killer (2019 Residency on Governors Island), NOMADS (2018 Actors Studio PD Workshop, 2017 Lafayette Salon Series), WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN (2017 Residency on Governors Island, 2019 production at Adelphi University) MY BOY BUILDS COFFINS (2014, The Table, 2015 New School for Drama Development Lab, 2016 Reading with Lafayette Salon), NINE DAYS (...
Plays include Too Solid Flesh (2020 virtual production with LFS), Killer (2019 Residency on Governors Island), NOMADS (2018 Actors Studio PD Workshop, 2017 Lafayette Salon Series), WORDS LIKE FRESH SKIN (2017 Residency on Governors Island, 2019 production at Adelphi University) MY BOY BUILDS COFFINS (2014, The Table, 2015 New School for Drama Development Lab, 2016 Reading with Lafayette Salon), NINE DAYS (Developed with Royal Court Young Writers Programme), THE GOOD COMPANION (Oberon 24/7 Festival 2016), REINVENTING THE WHEEL (Brooklyn Generator, Theatre Alberta 2015, Salem Theatre Company 2014, published The Best Short Plays of 2013), THE LIGHT PATTERNS OF STRANGERS (Nylon Fusion, Live Girls 2014)
WILLOUGHBY (2020 production at Adelphi University, 2008 Heideman Award Finalist, 2007 Semi-Finalist American Globe 15-Minute Play Festival) OH, MOMMA (2008 Finalist Algonquin Theater’s One-Act Festival) PURGE PARTNERS (2006 Finalist Samuel French off-off Bway Festival) OPHELIA & LUCY (Semi-Finalist 2006 John Cauble Playwriting Award, Semi-Finalist 2007 Samuel French off-off Bway Festival) THE EDEN PROJECT (Nominee Cherry Lane Mentorship, 2008) THE LIFE’S GOODBYE (Semi-Finalist 2007 Samuel French off-off Bway Festival.)

She has a B.F.A. in acting from Adelphi University and an M.F.A. in playwriting from The New School For Drama. She was a member of the 2007 Young Writers’ Programme at The Royal Court Theatre and is a member of The Dramatists Guild and Actor’s Studio Playwrights/Directors Workshop.

Plays

  • The Great American Science Fair
    Eight female scientists are brought on to the reality show The Great American Science Fair, competing in a series of experiments to please the American public over the course of a few days in the hopes that they will win the million-dollar prize to further fund their research. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, you, The Great American Science Fair is an interactive glimpse into the gender-biased world...
    Eight female scientists are brought on to the reality show The Great American Science Fair, competing in a series of experiments to please the American public over the course of a few days in the hopes that they will win the million-dollar prize to further fund their research. Filmed in front of a live studio audience, you, The Great American Science Fair is an interactive glimpse into the gender-biased world of science through the gentle and palatable gaze of everyone’s favorite guilty pleasure, reality television. Every performance will have an ending based on audience votes so it will be an experience you can live again and again.
  • This Odd Geometry of Time
    This Odd Geometry of Time is an exploration of inter sectional feminism and climate change through the guise of a nature documentary following the lives of several notable women from history over the last 260 years and one very spirited bowhead whale named Galina.
  • Sharing Silence
    Emerson leaves a silent retreat to find the world in crisis in 2020. Through a series of three character monologues, secrets are uncovered, relationships are challenged, and each character is forced to accept their destiny.
  • Storm Warnings
    When famed climatologist, GARLAND ARMSTRONG, is interviewed for a museum education video she warns of the future of our weather while the scene transitions back and forth to a moment far off in the future when two young women experience the first snowfall of their lives and the dangers of being outside.
  • MELVILLE'D
    When famed 19th century novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne tries to cast a spell on his pal, Herman Melville because their relationship is getting a little too close for comfort his cousin watches on and helps navigate the two reconnecting after a recent discretion. Set in the historic House of the Seven Gables, Melville'd is a delightful romp exploring a lesser told moment in history between two of American...
    When famed 19th century novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne tries to cast a spell on his pal, Herman Melville because their relationship is getting a little too close for comfort his cousin watches on and helps navigate the two reconnecting after a recent discretion. Set in the historic House of the Seven Gables, Melville'd is a delightful romp exploring a lesser told moment in history between two of American's most infamous literary treasures.
  • Too Solid Flesh
    In an unconventional distance learning institution, where the students who hide behind screen names more often than not become the teacher, an anxiety ridden pupil, O, tries to find a connection to save her from her thoughts and herself. A cross pollination of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, & The Tempest, Too Solid Flesh explores youth in the midst of pandemic, connection across screens, and the...
    In an unconventional distance learning institution, where the students who hide behind screen names more often than not become the teacher, an anxiety ridden pupil, O, tries to find a connection to save her from her thoughts and herself. A cross pollination of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, & The Tempest, Too Solid Flesh explores youth in the midst of pandemic, connection across screens, and the dangerous undiscovered country of mental health in a world where it is lethal to touch.
  • My Boy Builds Coffins
    My Boy Builds Coffins, a dark comedy, follows the journey of Mia as she embarks on life’s greatest and final journey death. In an effort to control her ultimate demise due to a terminal illness she decides that her family will bury her themselves and follows the steps of her spiritual guide Ra to complete her final path and decorate her casket with memories from her life. Her husband Ted struggles with this...
    My Boy Builds Coffins, a dark comedy, follows the journey of Mia as she embarks on life’s greatest and final journey death. In an effort to control her ultimate demise due to a terminal illness she decides that her family will bury her themselves and follows the steps of her spiritual guide Ra to complete her final path and decorate her casket with memories from her life. Her husband Ted struggles with this decision and it is only when her estranged son Trevor shows up with his hipster girlfriend that she must come to terms with the reality of her dying and how some things no matter how much we want to, cannot be controlled.
  • Cat Hair & Cupcakes
    (2W/2M) With the aid of his talking cat, Mr. Buttons, Cooper finally makes a move on the detail oriented girl of his dreams, Rose.
  • Reinventing The Wheel
    (1W/1M) A southern woman, Carla, appeases her husband and his haphazard inventions while grappling with her own mortality. In her own words "Jesus was the first idea man".
  • The Good Companion
    (1W/3M) Dixie, a war vet, recently home from a tour celebrates Thanksgiving with her conservative southern family and introduces her new Latino husband, Juan.
  • Willoughby
    ( 1m / 1w ) In the aftermath of her grandfather's death, Phoebe tries to work through her sadness in the only way she knows how….rehashing old episodes of The Twilight Zone with her Uncle.
  • The Eden Project
    Lilly and Glenn, a local delivery boy, build a biodome in her basement to attempt achieving fame and a way out of their dead end lives. When her mentally ill sister Rose gets in the way-chaos ensues, and their experiment goes horridly awry.