Playwright / Director
Morgan Gould (Playwright and Director) is a New York based playwright whose play Nicole Clark is Having a Baby was set to premiere as part of the 44th Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville. The production was cancelled due to COVID-19 after only five performances. Her other plays include I Wanna Fucking Tear You Apart (world premiere at Studio Theatre in 5 Washington, DC; Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Outstanding New Play); All the Stupid Bitches, Three Fat Sisters, and I've Honestly Never Wanted to Bash Someone Over the Head with a Baseball Bat More Than I Do Right Now (commission from Cutting Ball Theatre in San Francisco, world premiere upcoming in Fall 2022). Gould is a Resident Playwright at New Dramatists, a Member Artist at Ensemble Studio Theatre, a Yaddo Colony Fellow, and a MacDowell Colony Fellow. She is a proud alumnus of the Dramatist Guild Foundation Fellows Program, Interstate I73 at Page 73 Productions, the Ingram New Works fellow at Nashville Rep, The Women's Project Lab, the Civilians R+D Group, Target Margin Lab, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, SDC Observership Program, the BAX AIR Residency, Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency, and New Georges Writer/Director Lab. She has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and was the Associate Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company. She is also the Artistic Director of Morgan Gould & Friends, her theatre company with nine actors, three designers, and a filmmaker. 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. As a director, Gould has directed world premieres and contemporary works by herself and other playwrights at Studio Theatre in DC, The Humana Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Primary Stages, WP Theater (Women’s Project), Hangar Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Page 73, and many more. Gould is a graduate of the Brooklyn College M.F.A. Program and the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwrights Program at Juilliard.