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Megan Wells as Jane Austin


Circle of Excellence Winner

YOUR venue as well as: National Festivals | Regional Theaters | Chicago Symphony

"You ROCK!" Yo-Yo Ma


RESUME

TOURING STORYTELLER: 1992 until Present

Custom design story programs. (See programs page for a list of stories.)

Sample Venues:

Theaters: Skokie Theater, The New American Theater, EverGreen Theatre, Woodstock Opera House, Madison Street Theater, Oak Park Festival Theater, Island Theater (Bainbridge Island), Chiesa Nuova

Festivals: Illinois Storytelling Festival, Foxtales Festival, Rock River Festival, National Storytelling Festival (Tennessee), Spirit in the House (Minneapolis), Minnesota Fringe Festival, Indiana Arts Storytelling Festival (Indianapolis), Bay Area Storytelling Festival (California), Jungle Tales Festival (Minneapolis), Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago Wild Onion, Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, Chicago Celtic Festival, Oklahoma Storytelling Festival, Taste of Chicago, Joseph Campbell Society, Schaumburg Prairie Center Festival, Sterling Festival

Orchestras/Choral Groups: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Chicago a capella, Glen Ellyn's Children's Chorus (Anima), Old Town School of Folk Music

Churches: First Presbyterian of La Grange, Oak Grove Presbyterian (MN), United Methodist of Naperville, Westminster Presbyterian (IN), Unitarian Universalist of Oak Park, St. Peter's Cathedral, United Methodist of Lake Forest

Museums: Chicago Art Institute, Chicago History Museum, National Hellenic Museum, Oriental Institue, Chicago Field Museum, NYC's Scandinavia House, International Museum of Surgical Science

Clubs and Venues: Uncommon Ground, Celtic Pub, International Club of Lake Forest, Ragdale Arts Society

Radio: WTTW ARTBEAT, WBEZ, US99

Women's Clubs, Libraries, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools, Colleges

GUEST ARTIST for CHICAGO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: 2012 until Present

Write and perform for the Once Upon a Symphony program. Story concerts, created from classical folktales, are performed with four members of the CSO.

Story Concerts: THE UGLY DUCKLING, JACK AND THE BEANSTALK, GOLDILOCKS, ABIYOYO, THREE LITTLE PIGS, STONE SOUP

STORY CONSULTANT for UNLEASHING THE LEADER: 2007 until Present

Teach the art and craft of storytelling to organizational leaders.

CHILDREN'S PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR: 2006 until Present

CHILDREN'S PLAYWRIGHT/
DIRECTOR: 2006 until Present

Write and direct plays for elementary school age. (Scripts available by request.)

Plays: RIDDLE QUEST, FIREBIRD, BOG MOON, RAVENS AND WRITING DESKS, ALICE!, OZ, JULIET'S POTION, MERMAID'S LAGOON

THEATER/PLAYWRIGHT/DIRECTOR: 1986 until Present

THEATER/
PLAYWRIGHT/
DIRECTOR: 1986 until Present

  • The Miracle Worker
Director/Village Players
  • Alice!
Writer/Director/BRAVO program Oak Park
  • Ravens and Writing Desks
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • Mermaid's Lagoon
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • Oz!
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • The Case of Juliet's Potion
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • Bog Moon
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • Firebird!
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • The Riddle Quest
Village Players Summer Theater
Writer/Director/Ogden Drama Club
  • Go Down Moses
Director/Chicago a cappella
  • Seventy Scenes from Halloween
Director/Buffalo Theater
  • A Letter to Maria
Writer/Director/Theater of Western Springs
  • The Yellow Wallpaper

Writer/Palace Theater, England

Writer/Director/Theater of Western Springs

  • In the Wake of the Welded
Director/Theater Building Chicago
  • Cenci
Writer/Director/Off-Loop Theater Festival
  • The Assignment
Director/Theater Building Chicago
  • Good
Director/Theater Building Chicago
  • Ruffian Under the Stair
Director/Theater Building Chicago

ACTRESS/PRINT MODEL: 1986 to Present

  • Hamlet, understudy Gertrude
Oak Park Shakespeare Festival
  • Botanic Gardens, Kate
Citadel Theatre
  • A Voice of My Own, Various Roles
EverGreen Theatre
  • Love Letters, Melissa
Citadel Theatre, Village Players
  • Twelth Night, Olivia
Theater of Western Springs
  • A Few Good Men, Jo
Theater of Western Springs
  • Artoud at Rodet, Muse
Blind Parrot Theater
  • No Exit, Estelle
Stage Left Theater
  • Backpedaling, Mom, short film directed by Sebastian Lamas
Tribeca Film School
  • Streamline, Mom, short Film directed by Dan Marcus
Independent
  • Internet Commercial, Business Mom
Revolutionary Tracker
  • Big Witch, short film directed by George Pitstolis
Independent
  • Past Lives, directed by Georgia Makely
Independent
  • Walgreens, Nurse Practitioner
Print Ads
  • Aleve.com, hand model
Website

Artistic Director, Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, 2007 to Present

Artistic Consultant, Madison Street Theater, 2011 to Present

Artistic Associate, Absolute Theater, 1987 (Won the Joseph Jefferson Directing Award)

MFA, Illinois State 1985

BFA, Illinois Wesleyan 1981

Communications Consultant, Instructional Services Group, 1986 to 1996

Acting for High School, Brooks Middle School Summer Program, 2014

Theater Teacher, New Trier High School, 1982

Adjunct Faculty: Northeastern, DePaul University, Columbia College, 1999 to 2005

Storytelling and Presentations Coaching/Workshops, 2001 to Present

Software Trainer, Computer Concepts USA, Microsoft office 2003, 2007, 2010

Presentations Consultant, Ovation Communications, 2013 to Present