Megan Burns is a performer, writer and producer living in Minneapolis. Megan hails from South Carolina, and much of her work focuses on how place informs the self. In Minneapolis, Megan has worked as a performer and collaborator with a myriad of companies including: The Guthrie Theater, Jungle Theater, Mixed Blood Theater, Theater Latte Da, The Illusion Theater, The Playwright’s Center, Sandbox Theater and The Red Eye Theater, among others. She has worked as an educator, most recently teaching a Hamlet workshop at Southwest High School. When she is not performing, writing, or sleeping, Megan is an outreach educator at The Bakken Museum, bringing fun and science to kids and communities around the Twin Cities. Megan has self produced 2 project in the Twin Cities, and has sound designed for The University of Minnesota, and the Phoenix Theater. Inspired by the work of Barbara Hausman, Megan is also interested in voice and dialect coaching for actors.
Megan spent December of 2016 in Wroclaw, Poland as part of The Time Capsule Project, which will culminate as a theater festival of new works by international playwrights, sometime in 2018. Megan is passionate about ensemble based theater, and spent a month at the Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theater in 2016, ensemble theater, physical performance, mask and puppetry. Currently, Megan is working on a show with the Sandbox Theater, writing a new play based on the folk tale “East of the Sun West of the Moon”, and gearing up to sound design for Exposed Brick Theater in the winter. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota BFA Guthrie Actor Training Program, and the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities.