Meghan Coleman
¬ítÙMeghan Coleman, Actors' Shakespeare Project's Grants Manager , has worked as a grantwriter and development officer for companies ranging from the Wooster Group to the Drama League to the Westport Country Playhouse and now, ASP. In New York, she trained in non-profit development for five years at the John O'Donnell Company, and in Connecticut, managed a performing arts series for four years at a community college, presenting artists such as Spalding Gray, Eric Bogosian, Claire Bloom, Danny Hoch, Christine Lavin and Wesla Whitfield. "Who is Meghan Coleman?" is the Jeopardy- question to the answer, "The only person to (also) appear in two Spalding Gray monologues: as the Timekeeper in his third, 1978's 'India and After (America),' and as The Disembodied Voice of Death in his final, 2000's joyous 'Morning, Noon and Night.' Meghan recently returned to her childhood hometown of Marblehead, which she calls "the where who I am." Her new home there began life as a barn in the late 18th century, then was a stable for hearse horses, later Marblehead's first automobile repair shop, and finally, a port in the storm, perched on a granite precipice overlooking the town's rooftops, narrow streets and harbor. A lifelong Red Sox fan, Meghan moved from Massachusetts in 1966, when the Sox finished ninth in what was then a ten-team league. Next year, of course, was the Impossible Dream season, but she bore no grudge, maintaining faith through the decades, until The Year of the Idiots. She shared every pitch of Game Four while on the phone with a childhood friend now living in Hawaii, and watched the Duck Boat celebration from a bad video feed from redsox.com, on her laptop. But it is even better to be home, and working for the Bard in Beantown.
 
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