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EDWARD MORGAN has directed at various regional theatres, including Great Lakes Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Virginia Stage Company, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Merrimack Rep, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Clarence Brown Theatre, Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival, Round House, The Studio, The Kennedy Center, Next Act, and Milwaukee Repertory Theater, where he was Associate Artistic Director for 6 years and has directed nearly 30 plays. He and his works have been honored with Helen Hayes nominations and awards and he was a Drama League of NY Director’s Project fellow.
Mr. Morgan has written and co-authored various plays and adaptations. In October 2023, El Panfleto (The Pamphlet) represented Santiago in the XI Internacional Festival de Teatrro in the Dominican Republic. So You Can Look Ahead premiered at Lamar University in 2021 after an online reading sponsored by Regents' University, London and Gedenkort T-4 in Berlin. Others include Way Downriver (Alabama Shakespeare Festival, North Coast Rep), Sounding the River and Ghosts (Milwaukee Rep), Against the Grain (Danceworks, Kohler Arts Ctr), UnSilent Night (Next Act) and No Greater Love (Mother Lode Theatre). In Nov. 2023, A Christmas Carol will reopen at Clarence Brown Theatre, where it has played periodically since 2007. It ran for 15 years at Milwaukee Rep and has been produced at several universities. A Rising Wind (Kohler Arts Ctr) was broadcast on Milwaukee Public TV. Mr. Morgan was the script doctor for 15 Horas, a Spanish film which premiered at the Festival de Cine de Malaga in June 2021 and is now on the indie festival circuit.
In June, Mr. Morgan returned from Kyrgyzstan, where he was a Fulbright Scholar during the winter and spring. In 2019, he was a Fulbright Scholar and Researcher in Sofia, Bulgaria. He has been a teacher and/or guest artist at a score of universities in the USA and abroad and has taught Master Classes for numerous organizations. As an actor, he has worked at The Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Riverside Theatre, Titan Theatre, Trinity Rep and others. He toured India as an actor and director and has directed and taught in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. Mr. Morgan has also worked as a Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil. He has taught Creative Literacy to at-risk teens, led workshops in Leadership for businesses and universities, directed theatre in a prison, and run a summer camp in Appalachia. He's a member of SD&C, AEA and The Dramatists Guild.
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SOME OtheR stuff
MUSIC & SOUND
Music has always been part of my creative work, as a director, a musician and sometimes a sound designer. Samples below are some folk/traditional music from AN IRISH REUNION concert at Milwaukee Rep.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CASTING PARTNER
I sometimes work as a Casting Partner for Cirque, helping them find Physical Actors and Clowns. I’ve helped run general acting auditions and also lead workshops in Physical Theatre.