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Megan is a professional Theatre Designer based in Portland, OR. She is a Resident Artist at Artists Repertory Theatre and a member of Chigago's only women's theatre The Rivendell Theatre Ensemble. Megan was a founding member of the artistic collective Bad Soviet Habits and was a Recipient of Chicago's After Dark Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for her "thoroughly creepy" set for Marisa Wegrzyn's Psalms of a Questionable Nature.  Her Design work has also been recognized by The Chicago Tribune, The Oregonian, The Austin Critics Circle, and The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 

Regionally Megan has worked with The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Third Rail Repertory Theatre, The New Conservatory, Renaissance Theaterworks, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre, Profile Theatre, Bag & Baggage Productions, Broadway Rose, Teatro Milagro, deFunkt Theatre, Theatre Vertigo, Northwest Classical Theatre, Next Act Theatre,  The Skylight Opera, First Stage Children's Theatre, The Michigan Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Portland Center Stage and the Portland Opera.

As an Assistant Designer Megan has had the pleasure of working with Scenic Designers Rachel Hauck, Christopher Acebo, Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Clint Ramos, Niel Patel, Todd Rosenthal, Richard Hay, Michael Ganio and Michael Olich.

Megan is a member of United Scenic Artists 829 and holds an MFA in Design for the Theatre from the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught Theatre, Design and Art courses at Lewis & Clark College, Michigan State University, The University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, St. Norbert College, Randolph-Macon Women's college, Carroll University, Central Michigan University, the Milwaukee High School for the Arts, and The University of Minnesota in Minneapolis/ St. Paul.  She freelances full time and is available to design, assist and teach. 

Current Projects

The Humans, Directed by Damaso Rodriguez, 2018 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Upcoming Projects

Magellanica, Directed by Damaso Rodriguez, 2018 (Projection Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

The Thanksgiving Play, Directed by Luan Schooler, 2018 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

The Mermaid Hour, Directed by Sacha Reich, 2018 (Scenic Design) - Teatro Milagro; Portland, OR

Recent Projects

The Events, Directed by Scott Yarborough, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Third Rail Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Lungs, Directed by Rebecca Lingafelter, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Third Rail Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Caught, Directed by Shawn Lee, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

The Importance of Being Ernest, Directed by Michael Mendelson, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Oye Oya, Directed by Estefania Fazul, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Teatro Milagro; Portland, OR

Feathers and Teeth, Directed by Damaso Rodriguez, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Bronte, Directed by Michelle Milne, 2017 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Parfumerie, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Drowning Girls, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2016 (Scenic & Projection Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

American Hero, Directed by Shawn Lee, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Grizzly Mama, Directed by Megan Carney, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Chicago, IL

The Graduate, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Blue Door, Directed by Bobby Bermea, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Profile Theatre; Portland, OR & Contemporary Theatre; Eugene, OR

The Skin of Our Teeth, Directed by Damaso Rodriguez, 2016 (Scenic & Projection Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Jane Austin's Emma, Directed by Patrick Walsh, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Call, Directed by Gemma Whelan, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Profile Theatre; Portland, OR

Moby Dick, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2016 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Realistic Joneses, Directed by Rebecca Lingafelter & Scott Yarbrough, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Third Rail Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

A Kristmas Karol, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

How The World Began, Directed by Keira Fromm, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Chicago, IL

The Understudy, Directed by Michael Mendelson, 2015 (Scenic Design)- Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

The Best of Everything, Directed by Michelle Millne, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Cuba Libre, Directed by Damaso Rodriguez, 2015 (Associate Scenic Designer) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Rope, Directed by Rusty Tennant, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

American Night, Directed by Elizabeth Huffmann, 2015 (Lighting & Scenic Design) - Teatro Milagro; Portland, OR

Our Country's Good, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Mary Stuart, Directed by Elizabeth Huffman, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Northwest Classical Theatre; Portland, OR

6 Gentlepersons of Verona, Directed by Scott Palmer, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Exiles, directed by Damaso Rodriguez, 2014 (Scenery & Projection Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

Opcion Multiple, Directed by Nelda Reyes, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Teatro Milagro; Portland, OR

Sexual Neuroses of Our Parents, Directed by Bobby Bermea, 2015 (Scenic Design) - Northwest Classical Theatre; Portland, OR

Wait Until Dark  directed by Bobby Bermea, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Northwest Classical Theatre; Portland, OR

Dial M for Murder, directed by Brandon Woolley, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Crucible, directed by Scott Palmer, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Fewer Emergencies & Betty's Summer Vacation, Directed by Jon Kretzu, 2014 (Scenic Design) - DeFunkt Theatre; Portland, OR

Spring Awakening, directed by Stepan Simek, 2014 (Scenery & Costume Design) - Lewis & Clark Theatre Department; Portland, OR

Rasheeda Speaking, directed by Sandy Shinner, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Chicago, IL

X-Mas Unplugged, directed by Rusty Tennant & Louanne Moldovan, 2013 (Scenic Design) - Artists Repertory Theatre; Portland, OR

A Lion in Winter,  directed by John Lepard, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Willamston Theatre; Willamston, MI

Jekyll & Hyde,  directed by Bobby Bermea, 2013 (Scenic Design) - Theatre Vertigo; Portland, OR

Mercury 13 (workshop), directed by Kelli Simpkins, 2008 (Scenic Design) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Chicago, IL

*Psalms of a Questionable Nature, directed by Tara Mallen, 2008 (Scenic Design) - Rivendell Theatre Ensemble; Chicago, IL

The Great Gatsby, directed by Scott Palmer, 2013 (Scenic & Projection Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Scott Palmer, 2013 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Private Lives, directed by Scott Palmer, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

Lear, directed by Scott Palmer, 2014 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

It's a Somewhat Wonderful Life, directed by Scott Palmer, 2013 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of A Christmas Carol, directed by Scott Palmer, 2012 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Velveteen Rabbit, directed by Peter Schuyler, 2012 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

A Christmas Carol, directed by Scott Palmer, 2011 (Scenic Design) - Bag & Baggage Productions; Hillsboro, OR

The Submission, Directed by Andrew Klaus-Vineyard, 2013 (Scenic Design) - DeFunkt Theatre; Portland, OR

**The Children's Hour, directed by Jon Kretzu, 2013 (Scenic Design) - DeFunkt Theatre; Portland, OR

Corrido Calavera,  directed by Lakin Valdez, 2013 (Scenic Design) - Teatro Milagro; Portland, OR

Fool for Love, directed by Asae Dean, 2013 (Scenic Design) - Salt & Sage Productions; Portland, OR

I Love You Because, directed by Dan Murphy, 2011 (Scenic Design) - Broadway Rose Theatre; Tigard, OR

To Kill a Mockingbird, directed by Ted de Chatelet, 2011 (Scenic Design) - Public House Theatre; Portland, OR

The Busy World is Hushed, directed by Dennis Lickteig, 2011 (Scenic Design) - New Conservatory Theatre; San Francisco, CA

The Dig, directed by Norma Saldivar, 2009 (Scenic Design) - Renaissance Theaterworks; Milwaukee, WI

String of Pearls, directed by Norma Saldivar, 2007 (Scenic Design) - Renaissance Theaterworks; Milwaukee, WI

Boswell’s Dreams, directed by Norma Saldivar, 2005 (Scenic Design) - Renaissance Theaterworks; Milwaukee, WI

Talking Heads, directed by C. Michael Wright, 2007 (Scenic Design) - Milwaukee Chamber Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

Paradise, directed by David Cesarini, 2007 (Scenic Design) - Next Act Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

Rough Crossing, directed by C. Michael Wright, 2002 (Scenic Design) - Next Act Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

Miss Nelson is Missing, directed by Jeff Frank, 2004 (Scenic Design) - First Stage Children’s Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

2 Pianos, 4 Hands, directed by Rene Moreno, 2003 (Scenic Design) - The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

Sophie Tucker, directed by Ed Burgess, 2002 (Scenic Design) - The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

Little by Little, directed by Ed Burgess, 2001 (Scenic Design) - The Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; Milwaukee, WI

Ain’t Misbehavin', directed by Sheri Williams Pannell, 2003 (Scenic Design) - The Skylight Opera, Milwaukee, WI:

**Drammy Nominated for Best Scenic Design

*Recipient Chicago’s After Dark Award for Best Scenic Design

Scenic Design Assistant & Associate

Christopher Acebo

Cuba Libre, Artists Repertory Theatre; 2015

Michael Olich

Clybourne Park, Portland Center Stage; 2013

Michael Ganio

The Pirates of Penance, Oregon Shakespeare Festival & Portland Opera; 2014

The Man of La Mancha, studio work; 2011

Henry V, California Shakespeare Festival; 2011

Red, St. Louis Rep; 2011

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, St Louis Rep; 2010

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

Ruined – Clint Ramos, Designer; 2010

Well – Richard Hay, Designer; 2010

American Night – Neil Patel, Designer; 2010

Pride and Prejudice – Bill Bloodgood, Designer; 2010

Henry IV – Michael Ganio, Designer; 2010

The Music Man - Rachel Hauck, Designer; 2009

The Servant of Two Masters – Richard L. Hay, Designer; 2009

Much Ado about Nothing – Todd Rosenthal, Designer; 2009

Paradise Lost – Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Designer; 2009

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg

A Christmas Carol, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre; 2003

Margaret Garner (workshop), Michigan Opera Theatre, Detroit; 2004

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pittsburgh Public Theatre; 1998

*Full CV available on request