Megan Monaghan Rivas is a new play dramaturg and teacher. She joined the faculty of Carnegie Mellon University in 2013 as Associate Professor of Dramaturgy. Previously she served as literary manager of South Coast Repertory Theatre, the Alliance Theatre, and Frontera @ Hyde Park Theatre. She also oversaw the artistic programming at the Lark Play Development Center in New York City and The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis.
She has freelanced with the New Harmony Project, the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, TheatreSquared, Cleveland Public Theatre/Teatro Publico de Cleveland, Quantum Theatre, and Actors Express Theatre. Her professional affiliations include LMDA where she served a term on the Board, TCG, ATHE, and NoPassport. In 2002 Megan was the recipient of the Elliott Hayes Prize in Dramaturgy.