MORGAN GOULD is a playwright, director, and screenwriter and a recent graduate of the Lila Acheson Wallace Playwriting Fellowship Program at Juilliard.
Morgan's play NICOLE CLARK IS HAVING A BABY (2020 Kilroy’s List) was set to premiere as part of the 44th Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville with Morgan directing. The production was cancelled due to the coronavirus after only 5 performances. Her other plays include I WANNA FUCKING TEAR YOU APART, a Beatrice Terry/ Drama League Award Winner that had its world premiere at Studio Theatre in Washington, DC in February 2017 (with Morgan directing). It was nominated for a Helen Hayes Award for Outstanding New Play, and DC Metro Arts said that Morgan's work "shows every bit as much promise as Edward Albee’s early work, arguably more,” and JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING (Finalist – O’Neill), ALL THE STUPID BITCHES (Finalist - O'Neill, workshop at Playwrights Center, IAMA Theatre) and THREE FAT SISTERS (Finalist – Sundance, Workshop, Cutting Ball Theater and Z Space in San Francisco). Upcoming, I HAVE NEVER WANTED TO BASH ANYONE ON THE HEAD AS MUCH AS I DO RIGHT NOW (a commission for Cutting Ball Theater in San Francisco) will have its world premiere in October 2022 with Morgan directing, and JENNIFER WHO IS LEAVING will have its world premiere at Roundhouse Theatre in DC in March 2023 with Morgan directing.
Morgan is a member of Ensemble Studio Theatre, a Yaddo Colony Fellow, a MacDowell Colony Fellow, and an alumnus of Interstate 73 at P73, the Ingram New Works Program at Nashville Rep, the Dramatists Guild Fund Playwriting Fellowship, The Women's Project Lab, the Civilians R+D Group, Target Margin Lab, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, SDC Observership Program, the BAX AIR Residency, Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency and New Georges Writer/ Director Lab. She has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and was the Associate Artistic Director of Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where she co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (BAC/PS 122). Morgan is also the Artistic Director of Morgan Gould & Friends – her theater company with 9 actors, 3 designers, and a filmmaker (www.morgangouldandfriends.com). MG&F's work has been featured in and at the New Ohio/ Ice Factory Festival, Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Lyceum, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, CAP21, BAX, New Georges, and The Culture Project. As a director, Morgan has directed world premieres and contemporary works by other playwrights at the Humana Festival, Marin Theatre Company, Primary Stages, WP Theater (Women’s Project), Hangar Theatre, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Page 73 Productions and many more. Morgan is also the co-founder (with playwright Jason Pizzarello) of Stage Partners, a digital publishing and licensing company specializing in plays for community theaters and schools.
As a screenwriter, she was recently on staff for Amazon’s reboot of A League of Their Own (created by Will Graham and Abbi Jacobson) and she is currently working on an adaptation of the podcast Bunga Bunga with Wondery and Apple, an adaptation of the bestselling mystery thriller A Flicker in the Dark with Fruit Tree/ A24, an adaptation of the Jerry Rothwell /Atlas Reuben documentary Sour Grapes as a limited series with MetFilm, Temple Hill and Amazon, and an original series with Creative Engine/ EOne and HBO Max in addition to developing other film and TV projects. She is repped by UTA and Manage-ment.
Morgan holds a B.A. in Directing from Fordham College at Lincoln Center, and a M.F.A. in Playwriting from Brooklyn College. She is a very grateful and proud union/ guild member – WGAE, SDC, Dramatists Guild.