Meet Morgan Gould

February 11, 2016 / The 2016 Beatrice Terry Artist in Residence.


The Drama League, Tony Award-winning director and Drama League Alumnus Michael Mayer, playwright Gretchen M. Michelfeld, and an all-star panel of theater artists have chosen Morgan as the recipient of the 2016 Beatrice Terry Residency. The first of its kind in the nation, the residency was founded to support the development of a new work by an emerging female artist who is both writer and director.

Click here for more information about the Beatrice Terry Residency.



Written and Directed by Morgan Gould

Since the dawn of time, fat girls and gay guys have had a mutually symbiotic relationship. I mean, who 

else better understands living in a world that hates you than another freak?  But what happens when 

stereotypically sarcastic New York dwelling writer-codependent-best friends Samantha and Leo realize 

that the person you love the most also has the power to destroy you? In I WANNA FUCKING TEAR YOU 

APART, sometimes love looks a lot like rage...and no one knows rage better than a fat girl and her gay 

best friend. Special appearances by: a garbage hipster girl who wears leg warmers and a lot of Grey's 



Morgan Gould is a director/writer and the creator of Morgan Gould & Friends, a theater company 

comprised of nine actors (Lucy DeVito, Chris Geary, Tommy Heleringer, Megan Hill, Anna 

O’Donoghue, Tom Pecinka, Nate Trinrud, Zack Segel, and Amir Wachterman) and three designers (Chris 

Barlow, Barbara Samuels, and Ryan Seelig).  Morgan has previously held staff positions at Young Jean 

Lee’s Theater Company, Playscripts, Inc., and Lark Play Development Center. Morgan is a member of 

Ensemble Studio Theatre, a New Georges affiliated artist, an alumnus of the Lincoln Center Director’s 

Lab, the SDCF Observership Program, the Target Margin Theater's Institute for Collaborative Theater 

Making, The Civilians R + D Group, the BAX AIR program, and the Ensemble Studio Theatre and 

Playwrights Horizons Directing Residency Programs.  She is the co-founder (with playwright Jason 

Pizzarello) of Stage Partners, a theatrical licensing group representing plays for young artists and 

audiences. B.A. in Directing, Fordham University. Currently in the M.F.A. Playwriting Program at 

Brooklyn College. Upcoming: Morgan Gould & Friends inaugural film project THE LAST GREAT 

AMERICAN WEBSERIES is coming to a small screen near you in Spring 2016 and in April 2016 Morgan 

will be directing Leah Nanako Winkler's KENTUCKY at Ensemble Studio Theatre (co-production with 

P73 and Radio Drama Network). www.morgangouldandfriends.com.