Thursday, June 5, 2014

Spotlight On...Megan Kosmoski

Name: Megan Eileen Kosmoski

Hometown: N/A... I Moved every 2 - 4 years of my life. I have now lived in Brooklyn for 5 years and it is the longest I have lived in one place.

Education: The Catholic University of America in Washington DC, BA in Drama and Philosophy

Favorite Credits: Five- Sided Triangle by Gina Femia (HERE and Hot! Fest) , Workshop of Piano for Four Hands by Kate Pressman (Play on Words Productions), Williamstown Theatre Festival Directing Corps, Director Lab West Alumni

Why theater?: The power of connecting, sharing experience, and storytelling. It is where all the magic lives. It gives hope and enlightens and questions and entertains. It's medium is human and is the only true a living art form. It is the place we go to disect the "whys". many many reasons...

Tell us about Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid: Private Eye Mahogany Brown is on the hunt for Jimmie Jones' lost kid. As the case progresses, clues appear to reveal more about Mahogany Brown than she is ready to handle. A tale with many turns set in a world of comic book noir.

What inspired you to direct Mahogany Brown and the Case of the Disappearing Kid?: Comic Book Noir theme plus theatre plus one of my favorite playwrights equals the dream production combination!

What kind of theater speaks to you? What or who inspires you as an artist?: New work. I love working side by side with a playwright developing a new work of theatre. I am inspired when I get to discover an uncharted world with my collaborators!

What show have you recommended to your friends?:
The last show was The Essential of the Straight and Narrow by The Mad Ones. It is playing at The New Ohio, don't miss it. Really. go. now.

Who would play you in a movie about yourself and what would it be called?:
Tina Fey... mainly because I love her and maybe I would be able to hang with her. Titled "While We Were Making Shit Up"

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure?:
cookies... ALL OF THEM

What’s the most played song on your iTunes?: “Love Today”

If you weren’t working in theater, you would be _____?:
Not Me

What’s up next?: I am the Associate Producer for terraNOVA Collective so GROUNDWORKS at Cherry Lane June 9th-June 23rd.