February 5, 2019
The word is out - in what she likes to refer to as “True West-ing it”, Megan will be taking on the roles of both Hamlet and Ophelia in Hamlet Isn’t Dead's upcoming production of Hamlet, alongside actor and artistic director David Andrew Laws. Official press announcement:
Limited engagement only
March 28-April 13
Hamlet Isn’t Dead is back in 2019 to present Shakespeare’s most famous play in characteristically vibrant style. From the theatre company that brought you last year’s sold-out pop romantic comedy MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, the acoustic all-female adventure AS YOU LIKE IT, and the rock music-infused JULIUS CAESAR, this production of HAMLET is another musical, joyful, and immediate Shakespearean experience that makes you remember why you love the Bard.
The play sees Hamlet, prince of Denmark, navigate grief and the tragedy of their father’s death, their mother’s overhasty remarriage, and their crumbling relationship with lover Ophelia. As Hamlet’s life falls apart, they discover hidden truths and machinations in the court, and must wrestle not only with the ruthless new king and cronies, but also their own internal turmoil.
Hamlet is brought to life in this production by not one, but TWO actors at the peak of their craft. Long-time Hamlet Isn’t Dead stalwarts David Andrew Laws and Megan Greener will alternate the roles of Hamlet and Ophelia each performance. Combined with Hamlet Isn’t Dead’s signature stagecraft and live, original music, each show is guaranteed to be a thrilling one-of-a-kind theatrical experience.
HAMLET runs with the below schedule at:
THE CENTER AT WEST PARK (BALCONY THEATER)
165 West 86th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10024
Entrance on Amsterdam Avenue
Tickets available at hidham.eventbrite.com
Press tickets available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan also just closed an entirely unique, immersive yoga play, called Um..Om, by playwright Meghan Crosby, where she was given the rare opportunity (and responsibility!) of playing a character while putting her yoga teacher training to use. The show was directed by Joseph Capone, and was produced by the American Renaissance Theatre Company. Performances took place at the beautiful and welcoming Sweat Yoga, a fully-functioning yoga studio in Tribeca, NYC. Synopsis:
In this innovative take on immersive theater, audience members have the option to participate in a real yoga class (taught by Megan!) alongside the actors. Whether you choose to move along or merely observe, you'll connect to these soul searchers, the theater, and yourself in a brand new way… Open up your anahata heart chakra as you learn what connects four characters to yoga and to each other.
November 27, 2018
#GivingTuesday is still happening right now! There’s still time to donate to two worthy organizations that have shaped Megan’s life and career for the last several years, and most certainly for years to come.
To donate to Developing Artists - go to the Twitter page of Benevity, and retweet the video at the top of their page, with your own comment, using #BeTheGood and @datconyc; once this is done, Benevity will donate $10 on your behalf in their 100K Charity Giveaway! Feel free to use this example, or some version of it: “I'm with @datconyc! Let’s change the world in 1 min and 5 sec! This #GivingTuesday, help us unite the world in 1 thing we can all agree on: it’s time to #BeTheGood we want to see in the world.” But hurry - this will only be happening until 9pm tonight!
OR, go to Developing Artists’ “Double the Good You Do” fundraiser page on Facebook! Whatever you are able to give - $1, $5, $50, $100, etc. will be HUGE, especially because Facebook and PayPal match all donations! Or, feel free to go to Developing Artist’s website and/or main Facebook page, and donate from there. All donations to these young artists with powerful voices are welcome and deeply appreciated!
Hamlet Isn’t Dead sure would be grateful this #GivingTuesday for your butts in their seats, for JULIUS CAESAR, which is opening this week! The show runs from November 29th-December 8th at at Balcony Theatre at the Center at West Park. Get your tickets here, and/or support the company here!
October 11, 2018
Earlier this summer, Megan shot a commercial for Lone Mountain Wagyu, which has just been released! If looks could talk… If the thousand yard stare featured in this ad doesn’t inspire the public to buy high-quality Wagyu beef, then what will? Cure your case of the Mondays (or whatever day it is) by clicking here to see the full commercial, or find it listed in the video gallery!
Charlotte Lang’s That Feeling When You’re the County Sheriff was a massive hit and favorite at the Tank’s latest 7x7 Festival! To view the full, ridiculous sketch, click here, or find it in the video gallery.
Megan also had her first-ever, wild experience at NY Comic Con this past weekend, while playing the role of a therapist (giving examinations to the costume-clad public!) in an interactive exhibit, helping to create buzz for M. Night Shyamalan’s latest movie, Glass, the third installment after Unbreakable (2000) and Split (2016).
September 25, 2018
The Tank’s fall edition of the Rule of 7x7 festival is just days away! See Megan and longtime loves and colleagues, Hamlet Isn’t Dead’s David Andrew Laws and Happy Yummy Chicken’s Brandon Monokian in Charlotte Lang’s hysterical short play, That Feeling When You’re the County Sheriff. Shows are Friday, September 28th, and Saturday, September 29th, at 8pm. More official information below:
7 plays | 7 writers | 7 rules
$13 advance, $15 door
Includes one free drink
RULE OF is an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules.
Some past rules have been: "Bright sunshine." and "Somewhere on page one: a back-handed compliment, followed by ten seconds of silence." and "'This reminds me of the time I (an action) with (a person).'"
Conceived and produced by Brett Epstein.
Tickets are limited - gets yours HERE!
September 9, 2018
It is a good day indeed when Self Tape, the "short, pseudo-sequel" to Love Drunk Life's feature film, Happy Yummy Chicken (which is available on iTunes, Amazon, TubiTV and more), has been officially released! In the words of writer/director, Brandon Monokian, the film is "a satire that explores 5 different ways we put ourselves on tape, including podcasts, makeup tutorials, auditions, reaction videos and sex tapes." See whatever that could possibly mean when Megan reprises her role of the eccentric (an understatement) Mary Sue Harding by clicking here - or find Self Tape in the video section of this site!
September 8, 2018
Hello, and welcome to the brand new website of Megan Greener! All the features should be relatively familiar to the previous version - with the exception of the added Teaching page!
The past several months have been busy, busy, busy:
Firstly, Megan has been honored with an NYIT award nomination for outstanding actress in a featured role, for her role as Dogberry in Hamlet Isn't Dead's production of Much Ado About Nothing. The nominations were officially announced on July 23rd, and the award ceremony will take place on September 24th.
In early June, Megan filmed a hilarious, digital spot for Lone Mountain Wagyu Beef, which will be shared upon its social media release.
In July, she also had the immense pleasure of spending a week in Jamaica, Vermont, filming Eden, a comedic pilot written and produced by husband & wife/filmmaker dynamo team, Sloan and Jessica Copeland.
Megan will also be reuniting with some of her favorite collaborators, Anna Loyd Bradshaw (Lily, Happy Yummy Chicken), Brandon Monokian (Happy Yummy Chicken, Self Tape), and David Andrew Laws (Hamlet Isn't Dead), for the Rule of 7x7 festival at the Tank Theatre, which will take place later this month, on September 28th and 29th at 7pm. Official description: "7 plays, 7 writers, 7 rules...RULE OF is an ongoing series that premieres 7 brand-new 10 minute plays by 7 different writers. For each show, every playwright comes up with one rule, then the 7 playwrights create new plays using all 7 rules." Their assigned piece will be written by Charlotte Lang.