Megan Piercey Monafu

Megan Piercey Monafu is a playwright, director, and community organizer, passionate about the intersection of community building, social activism, and theatre. Megan's play Mabel’s Last Performance was produced at the Ottawa Fringe Festival and Atlantic Fringe Festival, receiving a Prix Rideau Award nomination for Outstanding Female Performance 2012 and the AFF award for Best Female Performance 2014. In January 2015, Mabel's Last Performance toured to Newfoundland, produced by the Theatre and Nursing Departments of Memorial University, Grenfell Campus. In January 2014, Megan's verbatim play Grain of Salt was produced by 9th Hour Theatre Company, and then remixed and remounted by Abalone Productions at the 2014 Ottawa Fringe Festival.

Trained in Forum Theatre and in social work, Megan has facilitated drama workshops, classes, and networking events at schools and community organizations in Ottawa, Montreal, and the Maritimes. She currently directs a drama program for adults with mental health issues, and coordinates the Carlington Arts Initiative in Ottawa, a community arts program in a low-income neighborhood. Megan is also the founder of Community-Supported Art Ottawa, which to connect local artists and audiences to strengthen the Ottawa community (csartottawa.ca).

Megan completed her BFA in Theatre and Development at Concordia University, and is currently an MFA Creative Writing candidate at the University of Guelph-Humber. You can find out more about her work and get in contact at megmonafu.ca.