Megan Sandberg-Zakian is a theater director focusing on the development of diverse new plays for the stage and the ear. She is an author, educator, and a co-founder of Maia Directors, a consulting group for artists and organizations engaging with stories from the Middle East and beyond. Her first book, There Must Be Happy Endings: On a Theater of Optimism and Honesty is available from The 3rd Thing press.
People say nice things about There Must Be Happy Endings: On a Theater of Optimism and Honesty
“A poignant, intimate, stunningly honest book, both method and memoir… that reveals how a thoughtful, socially committed life arrives at thoughtful, socially committed art.” - Jill Dolan, author of Utopia in Performance: Finding Hope at the Theatre, Princeton University
"A personal odyssey through the American theater landscape. Megan Sandberg-Zakian eloquently & generously shares her experiences, her insights & associations, weaving together perspectives on artistic process with performance theory, history with aesthetics, philosophical & ethical conundrums with lived experience." - Anne Bogart
Read excerpted chapters in The SDC Journal (page 63) and American Theater Magazine
Or just buy it now!
I got to chat with Molly Smith about being a book parent and why the revolution will be intersectional
On this New Books in the Performing Arts podcast, Andy Boyd and I discuss Brecht, Hedwig, theater as activism, and how to build happy endings together.
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