Megan Paradis Hanley has worked in theater in New York and internationally for the past ten years. She is Co-Artistic Director of The Syndicate, an ensemble theater company that produces new plays by women, queer, and trans artists. As an international network, The Syndicate seeks to expand professional opportunities in the field for both company members and fellow artists. The company’s work advocates for diversity, both in how we tell stories and whose stories we tell.
Megan’s recent directing credits include Glenn Marla’s The Wild Unwanted (St. Ann’s Warehouse’s Puppet Lab); Diana Lynn Small's Hot Belly (The Tank); Alanna Coby's Graceful Exit (Drama League and The Clemente); Forget Repeat (BAX); Alone Together (Dixon Place); and I Know My Only Flaw is I’m Not Peggy Shaw (part of Split Britches’s Desperate Archives at La MaMa Galleria). As an actor, Megan has performed at Bam Fisher, The Brick, HERE, the Kitchen, IRT, and NYLA, among others. Megan was an invited artist at the UCSUR International Theater Festival in Peru, a 2017 Drama League Resident Artist, and a participant, with Alanna Coby, in the 2016 Mabou Mines/Suite Residency. With Man Meat Collective, she was an invited artist in the 2014 and 2015 editions of Squirts: New Voices in Queer Performance, curated by Dan Fishback at La MaMa. She holds a Master's degree in Performance Studies, and she has trained and taught with SITI Company since 2010.
"... I'm Not Peggy Shaw"
Man Meat Collective at the Hemispheric Institute's Encuentro in Montreal
Graceful Exit by Alanna Coby
Directed by Megan Hanley and developed as part of the 2016 Mabou Mines/Suite Resident Artist Program
Well Job, Gertrude! (The Syndicate)
Created with Alanna Coby, Leigh Hendrix, and Janouke Goosen and performed at Dixon Place for the 2014 HOT! Festival.
Ejercicios de Belleza
Created with Liliana Albornoz and Jorge Baldeon and performed at elgalpon.espacio in Lima, Peru.