Hi! I’m Megan Chan Meinero. My first name is pronounced Meeeeegan because apparently my parents wanted to make things difficult.

I’m a playwright and standup comedian, born and raised in the ‘burbs of New York City. My first plays were performed by my cousins at family birthday parties.

Since then, I earned my MFA in Writing for the Screen + Stage at Northwestern University where I studied with Thomas Bradshaw. My work has been produced/developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The New Group, The Flea Theater, Rule of 7x7, UglyRhino, Garner Arts and Fearless New Play Festival.

I am a proud member of EST/Youngblood. I was nominated for the Humanitas Comedy Fellowship for my television pilot, Big Kids. I was a Playwrights’ Center Core Apprenticeship finalist for my play, Art Therapy.

As a standup, I was a finalist in the 2016 Hudson Valley Comedy Competition. I perform regularly throughout New York. Check news for upcoming dates.

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plays

Art Therapy - Soon-to-be college freshman, Maeve, is starting a job at the local ice cream stand. She's stuck being trained by the owner Paul, a frustrated guy who happens to be her unreliable boyfriend's father as well a habitual drug user. Bonding over their mutual desire to rebel against their circumstances, they come up with an ingenious, but dangerous version of "art therapy" to break them out of their rut.

  • The New Group No Limits - December 8, 2016

Good Fortune - Eighteen years ago, Julie came up with the perfect plan: adopt an Asian baby so someone will always be there to take care of her. After all, Asian culture is all about honoring elders. Unbeknownst to Julie, her adopted daughter, Mei-Ling, has a different plan. Julie realizes the only way to solve the problem is to evoke Mei-Ling’s ethnic roots. 

  • The New Group No Limits - June 11, 2019

  • EST/Youngblood Bloodworks - May 8, 2019