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Megan Cooper

Assistant Director / Acting Coach

Megan Cooper is an actor/director/musician. As a performer, she been in numerous performances between the US and UK. She has worked with such innovative theatre makers as Young Jean Lee (Straight White Men,) Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812,) and Alec Duffy (Three Pianos.) She has appeared at such theatres in NYC as The Public Theatre’s Under The Radar Festival, La Mama, P.S. 122, and the Merkin Concert Hall and in London at the Arcola and Picadilly Theatres. As a director, she has helmed shows at La Mama, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, and with the OBIE winning company Peculiar Works Project, among others. She helped develop and directed the fully sold out premiere of "Dorothea Puente Tells All! An Evening with the Magnanimous, Distinguished and Noble Lady of Sacramento". Megan has music directed and composed incidental music for numerous shows in New York, Philadelphia, and London. With a background in classical voice and acting/directing for stage, she frequently jumps in to coach the acting on opera and musical performances or make music and acting work together in theatre productions. She is a company member of The Shaw Project, Victor Herbert Renaissance Project, Live!, and The Killington Shakespeare Retreat. Megan received her Masters Degree in Acting from East 15 Acting School in the UK and a degree in vocal performance from CSU, Chico, to which she has returned and directed the operas "Our Town" and "The Magic Flute" working with her former mentors. In LA, she has organized performers and hosted The Salon at Thymele Arts Center, taught masterclasses and workshops at CSU, Northridge and Los Angeles College of Music, and directed two original operas, “Veteran Journeys” and “The Center Cannot Hold Part 2, Recovery” by Kenneth B. Wells at UCLA through the Semel Institute and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Megan is thrilled to be working with Mission Opera on this incredibly fun adaptation of “The Merry Widow.”

Megan Cooper


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