Morgan Rose is a theatre artist originally from New Orleans in the United States who currently lives in Melbourne, Australia. She completed a Master of Writing for Performance at VCA in 2013. She has worked as a writer, director, dramaturg, and producer with such companies as Mondo Bizarro (New Orleans), Taproot Theatre (Seattle), VORTEX Repertory (Austin), Lo-Fi Productions (Las Cruces, New Mexico), Riot Stage Youth Theatre (Brisbane), MKA (Melbourne) and Motherboard Productions (Australia/Korea).
She has a Bachelor of Theatre Arts from New Mexico State University. She studied Suzuki Actor Training, The Viewpoints, and Composition with the SITI Company in 2008. In 2009, and again in 2012, she continued her training in Suzuki as well as Slow Tempo with Pacific Performance Project. In 2010 she was a company directing intern for Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre in Brisbane and studied and performed in Hakuba, Japan with the Butoh company Dairakudakan. In 2014 she was a dramaturgy intern with Playwriting Australia under the direction of Chris Mead. Morgan was a founding member of the Seattle-based theatre company Two Hours’ Traffic and is currently the Writer in Residence at Riot Stage Youth Theatre.
Recent works include: Merica (writer/director, Two Hours Traffic/MetroArts, 2011), Prometheus Days (writer/co-creator, Riot Stage/Mackay Festival of Arts, 2011), Signature of a Lyrabird (co-writer, 2high Festival, 2012), turn off the tv, set the table for dinner (co-creator, Two Hours Traffic, 2013), The Chorus (writer/co-creator, Riot Stage, 2013), So Much Yes (writer, Riot Stage, 2014), Return of the Eric (co-writer, Vicious Fish Theatre, 2014), and Or Forever Hold Your Peace (dramaturg/writing contributor, Motherboard Productions/La Boite Indie, 2014).
Morgan’s latest work, Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise was produced by MKA as part of Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2015 Neon Festival as well as her work Virgins and Cowboys produced by Motherboard Productions as part of Theatreworks inaugural Flight Festival of New Writing.