Discipline: Theatre – playwriting

Morgan Gould

Discipline: Theatre – playwriting
Region: New York
MacDowell fellowships: Summer 2018

Morgan Gould ompleted her play Three Fat Sisters, a darkly comic exploration of sisterhood, finished a first draft of her fat identity politics play about mothers Nicole Clark Is Having a Baby, and began work on her television pilot for Amazon Studios. in residence in 2018. She currently in the playwriting program at Juilliard, a New Dramatists resident playwright, a 2017-18 Dramatists Guild Playwriting Fellow, a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, and the artistic director of Morgan Gould & Friends – her theater company with nine actors, three designer-producers, and a filmmaker. Her plays have received numerous accolades, including I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart (2016 Beatrice Terry/ Drama League Award, nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play), All the Stupid Bitches (semi-finalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival, finalist for the O’Neill). DC Theatre Arts said Morgan "shows every bit as much promise as Edward Albee’s early work, arguably more. Morgan holds a M.F.A. from Brooklyn College in playwriting and a B.A. from Fordham University in directing. Morgan is also a director whose recent credits include Leah Nanako Winkler’s Kentucky in 2016 in NYC at EST with P73, Leah Nanako Winkler’s God Said This (Humana Festival 2018). Upcoming, Morgan will direct Young Jean Lee's Straight White Men at Marin Theatre Company and Leah Nanako Winkler's Two Mile Hollow at The Women's Project's Pipeline Festival. She is also currently developing and original television series for Amazon and Will Graham/ Field Trip Productions.

Studios

Mansfield

Morgan Gould worked in the Mansfield studio.

The Helen Coolidge Mansfield Studio was donated by graduates of the Mansfield War Service Classes for Reconstruction Aides. Helen Mansfield helped found the New York MacDowell Club. The small, shingled frame structure with stone foundation was originally fronted on the west side by a neat white picket fence and gate, a garden, and a stone pathway…

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