Hi! I’m Megan Chan Meinero. My first name is pronounced Meeeeegan because my parents wanted to make my life as difficult as possible. 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 a BA in Theatre with an Arts Scholar Citation from the University of Maryland and a MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage from Northwestern University.
My work has been produced/developed with Ensemble Studio Theatre, The Flea Theater, UglyRhino and Garner Arts.
I am a super 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 Art Therapy.
As a standup, I was a finalist in the 2016 Hudson Valley Comedy Competition. I perform regularly throughout New York. Check back for more deets.
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.
Good Fortune - Eighteen years ago, Julie came up with the perfect plan: adopt an Asian baby so someone will always to take care of her. Asian culture is all about appreciating your ancestors, duh. 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.
Now Everything is Easy Cause of You - After returning home to tend to their family’s diner, Ada and Sam discover their mother has plans to move on. The pair decide to go on a ghost-hunting reality TV show to seek the spirit of their recently deceased father.