Megan Gogerty, MFA, BA

Associate Professor of Instruction
Director of Undergraduate Studies

Megan Gogerty is a playwright and comedian. Named Best Comedian of the CRANDIC by Little Village, her solo show Lady Macbeth and Her Pal, Megan played the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and won the Audience Pick of the Fringe at the Cincinnati Fringe Festival. Her play Bad Panda (Theatre Without Borders, Beijing; Iron Crow Theatre Co.; WordBRIDGE Boomerang Playwright honoree) is published by Original Works Publishing and was translated into Spanish for a five-month run at Del Teatro Milan in Mexico City. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution listed her solo show Hillary Clinton Got Me Pregnant in their yearly Top Ten Best Plays. Megan’s musical drama Love Jerry was produced in the New York Musical Theatre Festival where it won three Talkin’ Broadway Citations and four NYMF Excellence Awards including Excellence in Writing (Book). Super Hot Raven and Raven II: The Ravening are included in the Best Short Plays anthology series by Applause Books. Her ten-minute play Rumple Schmumple (Dramatic Pub.) was a Kennedy Center/National ACTF honoree. Other plays include: FEAST. (Riverside Theatre, Know Theatre of Cincinnati); Housebroken (Riverside Theatre, Hollins University); Save Me, Dolly Parton (Riverside Theatre, Synchronicity Theatre; named among Best Plays in Atlanta by Creative Loafing). Megan was a Playwrights’ Center Jerome Fellow, a WordBRIDGE alum, and she earned her MFA in Playwriting from the University of Texas at Austin.

Research areas
  • Playwrights
  • Comedy Studies
Portrait of Megan Gogerty, MFA, BA
MFA, University of Texas at Austin
BA, University of Iowa
Contact Information

University of Iowa
104 Theatre Building (TB)
Iowa City, IA 52242
United States