Morgan Gould is a New York-based writer and director, the Artistic Director of Morgan Gould & Friends (www.morgangouldandfriends.com), and the co-founder of Stage Partners, a theatrical publisher for TYA plays (www.yourstagepartners.com).
Morgan's most recent play I WANNA F***ING TEAR YOU APART, had its world premiere at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC in February 2017 (with Morgan directing). Morgan was the 2016 Beatrice Terry / Drama League resident, and is a resident playwright at New Dramatists, a 2017-18 Dramatist Guild Foundation Playwriting Fellow, a 2016-18 WP Theater Lab Member, a member at Ensemble Studio Theatre (where she recently directed Leah Nanako Winkler's KENTUCKY in a 2016 co-production with P73), a New Georges affiliated artist, an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, the Stage Director's & Choreographers Foundation Observership Program, the Target Margin Theater's Institute for Collaborative Theater Making, The Civilians R + D Group, the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency Programs. She has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where she co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (BAC/PS 122) and worked alongside Young Jean on the premieres of LEAR (Soho Rep) and WE'RE GONNA DIE (Joe's Pub/ LCT3) and tours of PULLMAN WA and THE SHIPMENT. She was also an 11-12 BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange) AIR with playwright Matthew Paul Olmos and a 12-13 Space Grant Recipient. Morgan started her own theater company, Morgan Gould & Friends (www.morgangouldandfriends.com), with 8 actors, 3 designers and a filmmaker in 2012. Since then, they have created LOSING TOM PECINKA, PEE PEE POO POO PA PA FACE, THE GIRL WITH THE HONEY BEE EYES, WEIGHT OF THE WORLD, THIS BODY//MY BODY, SHREK: AN ADAPTATION, DOG EAT DOG, THE OBESE AWAEDS, NURSE NORA MENORAH SAVES CHRISTMAS and HELIX, HELIX: THE SCIENCE OF YOU, ME, US AND THEM (A Sloan Commission) and more. MG&F's work has been featured in and at the New Ohio/ Ice Factory Festival, Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Lyceum, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, CAP21, BAX, New Georges, and The Culture Project. In January, MG&F will release their first film project, THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN WEBSERIES. Morgan's plays for young artists and audiences are published with Playscripts and with her own company Stage Partners (www.yourstagepartners.com), and have had hundreds of productions around the world, most especially her recent adaptation of Madeleine L'Engle's A WRINKLE IN TIME. Morgan has a B.A. in Directing, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, M.F.A. in Playwriting, Brooklyn College. In fall of 2017, Morgan began the playwriting program at Juilliard, and this year she will direct Peter Gil-Sheridan's THE RAFA PLAY with The Pool in NYC, direct the Bay Area Premiere of Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Marin Theatre Company, and complete work on her newest play ALL THE STUPID BITCHES, about 5 white women in a living room the day after the election of Donald Trump.