bio & resume
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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, including Against the Grain (Danceworks, 2018), UnSilent Night (Next Act, 2016), Way Downriver (Alabama Shakespeare Festival, 2014; North Coast Rep, 2016). No Greater Love (Mother Lode Theatre, 2017) and Sounding the River (Milwaukee Rep, 2002). A Rising Wind was broadcast on MPTV in 2011 and A Christmas Carol premiered at Milwaukee Rep and has played at Clarence Brown Theatre and several universities. The Pamphlet was recently mounted at New Bulgarian University and is scheduled for production in Santiago, DR in 2020. Mr. Morgan also co-wrote a screenplay which will be filmed in the Dominican Republic in November.
As a teacher and guest artist, Mr. Morgan has worked at a number of universities in the USA and abroad and has taught Master Classes and Workshops for a wide variety of other organizations. As an actor, Mr. Morgan was worked at The Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Riverside Theatre, Trinity Rep and others. Internationally, he toured India as an actor/director and he has directed and taught in Costa Rica and the Dominican Republic. In 2019, he was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria. Mr. Morgan works now and then as a Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil. He is a member of SD&C, AEA and The Dramatists Guild.
Other cool stuff
MUSIC & SOUND
Music has always been a part of my life. Sometimes I use it in theatre work and sometimes I design sound. Samples below are from AN IRISH REUNION concert at Milwaukee Rep.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL CASTING PARTNER
I’m a Casting Partner for Cirque. I help them look for Physical Actors and Clowns. I’ve also helped lead general acting auditions for Cirque, and I teach workshops in Physical Theatre.