Pamela Morgan hails from the south side of Chicago and has worked with various theatre companies for over two decades, primarily in tech and directing. She now resides in Central Illinois. Her plays have been produced and performed across the United States and in Australia. Her one-act Senior Moments won Best Show in the Triangle Rainbow and Riant Theatre’s LGBTQ Short Play Festival and has been produced by Theatre Three and Irvington Theatre. Her publications include: When Life Gives You Lemons, The Battle of Wills, and Senior Moments (Smith Scripts), Shapes In the Clouds (220 Publishing), Mostly Me (The HerStories Project Press), and All Kids Lie (Chicago Story Press Inc.). She obtained her teaching license for Elementary and Special Education in 2015 and is currently working towards her MFA in Creative Writing through Augsburg University. Pamela co-founded This Moment Productions, a virtual theatre company with the goal of making theatre more equitable, inclusive and diverse. They continue to push the boundaries of virtual theatre and technology, bridging the gap between stage and film.
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MORE ABOUT ME:
Why do I keep doing theatre? Is that even a question? I have been doing theatre my whole life. My parents first dragged me to rehearsals when I was six years old, community level musicals. I passed the time by learning what the pianist did and helping him turn the pages during the performances. By ten, I was on the stage, by 15 I was doing lights and sound, by 20 I was writing and directing. And now my children are involved! Theatre is community. It’s family. It’s the thing that gets me through the difficult, stressful, boring, repetitive parts of my day. It feeds my soul and nourishes my spirit. I don’t think I have any choice but to do theatre.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON:
I have finished a first draft of a full length dark comedy inspired by a poem, that I'm hoping to workshop soon. I'm also starting research for a full length drama centered around suicide.
Queer, abortion, faith, suicide, mental health