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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 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). A Rising Wind  (Kohler Arts Ctr) was broadcast on MPTV and A Christmas Carol premiered at Milwaukee Rep and has played at Clarence Brown Theatre and several universities. The Pamphlet was recently mounted at the Gran Teatro de Cibao in Santiago, DR. So You Can Look Ahead had an online reading sponsored by Regents' University, London and Gedenkort T-4 in Berlin and will be produced at Lamar University next fall (2021). Mr. Morgan was also an acting coach and the script doctor for 15 Horas, a Spanish film premiering at the Festival de Cine de Malaga in June, 2021.

 

As a teacher and guest artist, Mr. Morgan has worked at a score of universities in the USA and abroad and has taught Master Classes and Workshops for a variety of organizations. He was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in Bulgaria in 2019 and has a Fulbright Alumni Grant for 2021. As an actor, Mr. Morgan has worked at The Shakespeare Theatre, Milwaukee Rep, Riverside Theatre, Titan Theatre,Trinity Rep and others. Internationally, he toured India as an actor/director and has directed and taught in Costa Rica, Dominican Republic and Bulgaria. Mr. Morgan works periodically as a Casting Partner for Cirque du Soleil. He has taught Creative Literacy to at-risk teens, 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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Other cool 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 of my work as a musician. From AN IRISH REUNION concert at Milwaukee Rep.

 

Go to SOUNDING THE RIVER, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, or THE MAI for more samples of my music and music from shows I’ve directed.

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 their general acting auditions and I also lead workshops in Physical Theatre.

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