Megan Powell

Writer – Performer – Educator

About Me

I am a writer, performer, and teacher in Chicago and proud native of Lexington, Kentucky. And a jukebox.

I have performed, produced, and written about/for theatre, solo performance, sketch comedy, and improvisation in Chicago since 1999. 

I trained in improvisation in the Conservatory and the Music Program at The Second City Chicago, the Annoyance Theatre and with Jimmy Carrane, and performed sketch comedy and improv around Chicago and from Milwaukee to LA to Hawaii with Size Eight, Funicular, Recapitulation, and OLD.

Currently, you can catch me improvising songs and comedy with Los Improviachis, or onstage at a Chicago storytelling or solo performance show.

I received a B.A. in Theatre and English from Marquette University and an M.A. in Liberal Studies from DePaul University, where my graduate study focused on literature, media and cultural studies, and writing.

I’m an adjunct lecturer in Northwestern University, teaching theatre history and communication studies courses, and I’ve taught improvisation and theatre skills around Chicago to people of all ages. I love to introduce and teach improvisational theatre and improv to people who’ve never done it (and may not think they can).

But, to be honest with you, much of my time is spent being a superfan of music, running, beaches, birds, trees, and my niece and two nephews.