(Director) Morgan Gould is a theater writer/ director/ producer who has previously held staff positions at Playscripts, Inc., Lark Play Development Center, Cape Cod Theatre Project, and Young Jean Lee’s Theater Company, where Morgan co-created UNTITLED FEMINIST SHOW (BAC/PS 122) and worked alongside Young Jean on the premieres of LEAR (Soho Rep) and WE’RE GONNA DIE (Joe’s Pub/ LCT3) and tours of PULLMAN WA and THE SHIPMENT. Morgan is a member at Ensemble Studio Theatre, a New Georges affiliated artist (where she was a participant in their emerging writer/ director lab from 2010-2014), an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab, the Stage Director’s & Choreographers Foundation Observership Program, the Target Margin Theater’s Institute for Collaborative Theater Making, The Civilians R + D Group, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre and Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency Programs. She was an 11-12 BAX (Brooklyn Arts Exchange) AIR with playwright Matthew Paul Olmos and a 12-13 Space Grant Recipient. In 2012, Morgan created her own theater company with 7 actors and 3 designers, Morgan Gould & Friends. MG&F makes satirical work that asks questions about tropes and cliches in storytelling and its impact on identity in America…at least that’s what we write in grants. Their work has been featured in and at the New Ohio/ Ice Factory Festival (where the New York Times lauded it “clever”—calling it “soap opera silliness and beyond!”), Dixon Place, The Brooklyn Lyceum, HERE Arts Center, Ars Nova, CAP21, BAX, New Georges, and The Culture Project. Morgan most recently directed the Off-Broadway premiere of KENTUCKY by Leah Nanako Winkler (EST/ P73), and wrote, directed (with Nate Trinrud), and produced THE LAST GREAT AMERICAN WEBSERIES (release date August 2016). B.A. in Directing, Fordham College at Lincoln Center, M.F.A. in Playwriting, Brooklyn College. Winner of the 2016 Beatrice Terry/ Drama League Residency Award for a promising female writer/ director. Morgan’s most recent play I WANNA FUCKING TEAR YOU APART will have its world premiere as part of Studio Theatre’s (Washington D.C.) 2016-17 season. www.morgangouldandfriends.com.