Morgan has been writing short stories, songs, and poems for as long as they can remember. Their high school creative writing teacher gave them the confidence to write daily, and only in the past year and a half have they begun to submit their poetry and writing for performances. Morgan's plays Thick Blood Thick Water and The Birthday Party, or Three People Who Are A Mess are having productions this September!
Emily Oliviera as Maren
Tiffany Iris as Bri
Olaf Eide as Ethan
Noa Graham as Jane
Michael Gnat* as Ed
directed by: J Mehr Kaur
stage manager: Dana Robbins
light design: Christian Roberson
sound design: Margaret Montagna
set design: Non Kuramoto
photography: Kat Griffin
*denotes member of Actor's Equity Association
Read the full program here!
Morgan presented more of their poetry, this time personally performing with the support of the Lemon and Ginger podcast. "The Binds We Maneuver" was a workshop performance presentation featuring performance art, film, spoken word, play and musical excerpts -- all pieces featured or highlighted the "binds" women-identifying* humans get in and out of.
*Morgan no longer identifies as a woman, but is still proud of the work they did in The Binds We Maneuver.
Danielle Purdy as Maren
Zainub Musa as Bri
Alexander Settineri as Ethan
Mireille Villarqui as Jane
Leo Goodman as Ed
Honey Dipped Productions
an Equity Approved Showcase
in conjunction with Juwan Alan Crawley, Honey Dipped Productions, and Morgan Dean
Thank you to everyone who participated in these readings!
Maren, a young queer woman fresh out of college, finds out that her cousin (and friend) has been arrested for child molestation. Years later, she visits her cousin in prison and, through flashbacks, navigates her family’s hidden past, her father’s homophobia, and if love should know bounds.
Kelley Heyer as Maren
Cordelia Orbach as Briana
Alejandro Cervantes as Ethan
Kathy Richter as Ed
Norman Outlaw as Jane
Thank you to everyone who helped sell out this reading and donated! Stay tuned for where Thick Blood Thick Water goes next!
seesaw (and Morgan's poetry's NYC debut) was presented as part of FIRSTS by The Shrill Collective. All proceeds went to Everytown for Gun Safety. Contact Morgan for more of their poetry!