In 2007, Megan began her performance training at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in New York City. She trained extensively in the Meisner technique and the Uta Hagen method. Recognizing the vital nature of the body's movement through space, she also trained in the Feldenkrais technique, and frequently relies on the Alexander technique while engaged in musical theatre.
After graduating from the program, she continued on to her Bachelor of Arts degree at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where she majored in Theatre with a minor in Film Studies.
Upon completion of her degree, she performed with Pendragon Theatre, Square Top Theatre, and the North Country Players. Megan's most recent roles have been in the film and television productions Escape at Dannemora (2018) and The Binge (2020).
In 2019 Megan undertook a Master's degree in Filmmaking and Media Arts at the University of Glasgow. She wrote, directed, and acted in her thesis film Leaden Hearts, which has recently been selected for the Toronto Independent Film Festival of Cift, and an award winner for the Montreal Independent Film Festival.
Now at the Uncertain Hour (2014)
Images © Square Top Theatre
"Now at the Uncertain Hour is an intriguing new theatrical event for live performance, online streaming, and broadcast radio. The show takes the audience on a journey through the landscape of a soldier’s memory as a collector attempts to make sense of what will be left behind. The show asks: in the midst of the relentless currents of time, what can we take hold of that will go on, that will not be lost? The stories blend with the sounds of old time banjo and modular synthesizer to create a unique listening experience.
The show premiered at Edwards Opera House, was simulcast live on NCPR throughout northern New York, Vermont, and southern Ontario, and streamed online at NCPR.org on Friday, May 9, 2014. The premiere performance reached a combined live onsite/offsite audience of 46,053."
Click here to listen to the complete performance recorded Friday, May 9th, 2014 at the Edwards Opera House.
Howard Taubman describes: “In a sharp-edged prologue, Mr. Richardson declares his thesis… (He) is suggesting earnestly in his cheerful fashion that the small routines strangle the spirit and that the adventure to the unknown should be embraced recklessly. No one would wish to quarrel with such brave, heady counsel. But note the symbols chosen to develop this argument...The second half of GALLOWS HUMOR takes place in the executioner’s kitchen. Philip, the hangman, leads a contented existence until he discovers his wife, Martha, in an embrace with the warden. Instead of being upset, he feels liberated. He will leave, seeking whatever destiny each day may hold. But he cannot escape. Marriage holds him in chains. He must go on with his duties as executioner."
Written by Jack Richardson
Directed by Jordan Hornstein
Phillip: Matt Eick
Martha: Megan MacDonald
Terra Nova (2012)
© 2012 Burdette Parks
© 2012 Kristin Dominic
In the winter of 1911-12, five Englishmen and five Norwegians raced each other to the bottom of the Earth. Only the five Norwegians returned. "Terra Nova" covers the story of the Englishmen.
In honor of the expedition's centennial, Pendragon is staging Ted Tally's compelling look at heroism under extraordinarily adverse and deadly conditions. Tally (who also wrote "The Silence of the Lambs") took the play from journals and letters found on the frozen body of British expedition leader Robert Scott. His team refused the use of sled dogs, so were forced to drag their gear across a frozen wasteland, only to find that the Norwegian team arrived before them.
"'Terra Nova' is a highly theatrical reimagining of a devastating journey. The play also offers us an insightful look at human issues of pride, heroism and morality in the face of overwhelming odds," Director Bob Pettee said.
Written by Ted Tally
Directed by Bob Pettee
Captain Robert Scott: Christopher McGovern
Roald Amundsen: Christopher Leifheit
Kathleen Scott: Megan MacDonald
Lieutenant Henry Bowers: Jordan Hornstein
Dr. Edward Wilson: Brandon Patterson
Captain Lawrence Oates: Matthew DuBrey
Officer Edgar Evans: Matthew Eick
Program available here.