FEAST – a new play by Megan Gogerty

Part of the Solo Series, this performance is an immersive, visceral theatre experience where mythology crashes into pop culture. FEAST is a supernatural dinner party where the audience are the guests. Our host is a fantastical creature who reveals herself to be a figure from one of our oldest myths, posing as a middle-aged lady in a nice outfit. A deeply political play, FEAST is an epic cri de coeur of grief, patriarchy, and the rising tide of authoritarianism.

Megan Gogerty writes plays and specializes in one-woman shows where she is the one woman.  All of her stories are true, except for the parts she made up.

Based in Iowa City like a normal person, Megan is known for her trenchant political commentary except for when she's talking about her hair. She offers bold pop cultural analysis with references stopping at 2006. Family friendly, except for all the curse words and Brad Pitt sex dreams, Megan opened for Louie Anderson at the Plaza Casino in Las Vegas; featured for Eddie Pepitone and Rachel Bloom at Green Gravel Comedy Festival in Iowa City; featured for Cameron Esposito at Iowa City’s Mission Creek Festival; and performed at the Laugh Riot Grrl Fest in Los Angeles. She’s won numerous playwriting awards, but she doesn’t make a big deal out of it.

Megan is also a professor of playwriting at the University of Iowa Playwrights’ Workshop, where she teaches playwriting, comedy, dramaturgy and script analysis, musical theatre history, and the history of standup comedy in America to graduate and undergraduate students. She’s also regularly returning visiting faculty at The Playwrights Lab at Hollins University.

This performance is a collaboration with Miami University Department of Theatre, The Performing Arts Series, and Oxford Community Arts Center.