Director of Community Engagement

Megan Carney has been an ensemble member since 2007. Other projects include Stupid Kids (About Face), Pittsburgh Project Remix, exploring the legacy of the steel industry; [classified], illuminating diversity issues at Virginia Tech University; and Open Systems, commemorating five years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall, commissioned by the Goodman Theatre’s Education and Community Engagement Department.

Megan is the Director of the Gender & Sexuality Center, one of the Centers for Cultural Understanding and Social Change, at the University of Illinois at Chicago. At the Center she provides vision and resources for collaborative programs that investigate and reveal diverse LGBTQ identities and histories using oral history collection, participatory workshops and a variety of public programs. Megan is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre and Music at UIC. She has an MFA in Theatre Arts from Virginia Tech with a focus on Directing and Public Dialogue and is a founding director of About Face Youth Theatre.

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