This month, I'm playing 2 of Edward Allan Baker's complicated female characters, in the title roles of Dolores (1985) and Lila on the Wall (2005). It's incredibly satisfying to be working on these two characters at the same time, created by the same playwright 20 years apart. 

Lila's Aforementioned Wall:

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I'm back at UCB for another Improv level and weekly shots of adrenaline! My classmates and instructor are funny AF - this is going to be great, I can tell.

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On set today for Punchline, a short film set in the 80s, in which I play "Wasted Heckler." Always fun to be a sloppy, drunken mess without the hangover, calories, or regret.

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Put together a self tape last weekend. Too busy/lazy/tired to take down my self-tape station immediately afterward, I left it up. Dexter wasted no time taking up residence in the hot seat, which quickly became his favorite spot. So now I have a permanent home studio.

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This week, I perform in The House of Bernarda Alba with members of the 2016/17 Conservatory at T. Schreiber Studio. I’m not enrolled in the conservatory, but I’ve been asked to step into the deceptively challenging role of the Maid. I jumped at the challenge and also the chance to work with the unrivaled Peter Jensen outside of the classroom.

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For months, I’ve been working on a producing gig endowed upon me (and my co-producer, Halle Morse) by Terry Schreiber himself. Producing the 2017 installment of Schreiber Shorts was a huge honor and a humongous undertaking. Halle and I took 917 short play submissions and turned them into a 10-play, 2-act, 27-character, 3-week run of Schreiber Shorts 2017, one of 4 shows in the theatre’s season. 

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27 Dimensions, the self-produced SAG-AFTRA short film that I co-wrote and co-starred in, was accepted to a handful of festivals since its release 6 months ago. After winning the Audience Choice Award November’s screening, we were asked to return for the 5th Annual Katra Film Series Grand Finale, held at the new Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas in Brooklyn. Tonight’s culminating 2016 festival was an incredible experience - once again, our short got a lot of great laughs.

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In this short film, I play an obnoxious woman on a terrible first date with a mortician, the film's awkward protagonist. My character is from Long Island, which necessitated some dialect coaching with the incredible Page Clements. When I arrived on set, I learned that the production's extras were actually from Long Island, so you know...no pressure.

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I play a pediatric oncologist in an upcoming short film called Popcorn Tree. I had a lot of fun with this role, although the first day of the shoot was on November 9th - Day 1 of Trumpocalypse. I couldn't entirely hide the fact that my eyes were swollen and puffy that first day, but I figured kids' cancer doctors probably look sad all the time and just USED IT.

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I was thrilled to play a role in this nearly-fully-produced reading of Euripides' tragedy, replete with complicated choral stylings, an energetic 11 o'clock dance number, and plenty of fake blood. Under Robin Erikson's direction, we performed for students and faculty in Columbia's Literature Humanities Department.

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I attended my first NYIT Award Ceremony last night with the cast of Harper Regan - our show was nominated 5 times! “T. Schreiber Studio's Terry Schreiber, who is nominated for outstanding director for the revival of Harper Regan, feels proud of his [actors], ‘because they brought insight, commitment, courage, and risk taking to the work and very nuanced performances.’”

Although the awards for Outstanding Revival of a Play and Outstanding Director did not go home with us, my lovely castmate Maeve Yore won the trophy for 2016's Outstanding Actress in a Lead Role!

Wendy Mae Shelton, Maeve Yore, & Megan Grace

Wendy Mae Shelton, Maeve Yore, & Megan Grace

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The TOFT (Theatre on Film and Tape) Archive is unreal. I visited this gold mine in the Performing Arts Library today in preparation for my callback for Victoria in NYC's revival of The Motherfucker with the Hat. It's good to know that although I'll have to wait a quarter century or more for the show to close, I'll eventually be able to see the original cast of Hamilton in the Archive!

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I'm proud to be involved with this thought-provoking new play that tackles issues of race, bigotry, and human failings. A work in progress, today's reading will hopefully generate more interest in the play and get it closer to production. I play Astrid Ingekolo in playwright Vinson German's moving story.

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 They always tell us not to read the reviews, but I honestly can't help it.

“Standouts in the cast include Megan Grace as a hospital staffer who offers her own, inappropriately chatty, brand of grief counseling.” ~ David Barbour, Lighting & Sound America

“[After] the scene in the hospital with grief therapist Justine Ross (wonderfully played by Megan Grace)…the audience burst into applause.” ~ Beatrice Williams-Rude, Theater Pizzazz

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My current show, Harper Regan, is playing at T. Schreiber Theatre in Chelsea. We've been up and running for 2 weeks - and we still have 3 weeks left! Click HERE for more information or to get tickets.

Megan Grace as Justine Ross with Maeve Yore as Harper Regan - Photo Credit by Remy.S

Megan Grace as Justine Ross with Maeve Yore as Harper Regan - Photo Credit by Remy.S

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Today I performed in a staged reading of a new full-length play at The Producers Club off Times Square, directed by the very lovely Ann Cooley and written by Columbia University Playwright Andy Boyd. Acres of Diamonds is about "family and loss; what we decide to keep and how we struggle to let go." I really enjoyed working on the role of Abigail, the soon-to-be-ex-wife of an intense, narrow-minded man-child and the mother of a confused teen. A stretch age-wise, but I employed a blazer and smart flats to add some mom gravitas - I think I pulled it off.

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I'm happy to be involved with the reading of Hysterical, an incredibly funny comedy by LA-based playwright Jim Geoghan. The play is in its developmental phase, and was the 2016 New Works Project winner at T. Schreiber Theatre. Hysterical will receive a production this summer (July 13th - 24th), but the initial reading is this Sunday, April 17th at the Gloria Maddox Theatre. Come see me play another quirky doctor!

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I'm happy to announce that I've been cast (as a quirky doctor) in Harper Regan at T. Schreiber Theatre. The role is fun, the script is rich, and getting to work with Terry Schreiber is incredible. Today was our first read-through, and I already can't wait for the run to start! (Which it will on May 4th, baah thuh waee...) The cast is working with the lovely Page Clements on our Mancunian accents to ensure we don't sound like a gang of Scottish pirates. It's truly a fine line.

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A week from tonight, I'm featured in An Urban Christmas Carol, a musical holiday benefit performance for the New American Theatre Company NY. I was invited to join the NATCNY as a company member this past summer, and I'm so grateful to be included in this group of creative, driven, and social-minded artists!

The NATCNY's mission statement is All Voices Heard, All Stories Told - a vastly important objective that stays at the heart of every production. The idea that this theatre company had an even bigger purpose than to make great art, entertain, nurture talent, and sell tickets kinda blew my mind. I love these guys.

To see my performance in this benefit fundraiser and/or help support our theatre, please click HERE for tickets or more information.

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