Ixchel Cuellar joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5!

Ixchel Cuellar is thrilled to be a part of this project! Broadway: Finding Neverland. Regional: In the Heights (Fulton Opera). Over eight shows at the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera, and the 2016 recipient of the Julia Deberson Award. She is a proud graduate of Penn State University and a San Francisco native. A big thanks Natalie & Megan for bringing me on board!  DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) is set for April… Read More

Jesse Nager joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5!

Jesse Nager joins DUETS with The Write Teacher(s) Volume 5! Jesse was recently ended the Broadway run of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL as Smokey Robinson. Other Broadway credits include MAMMA MIA, and the original Broadway companies of MARY POPPINS, GOOD VIBRATIONS, and SCANDALOUS. Jesse has sung with Mariah Carey and Shania Twain at Madison Square Garden, Jason Mraz at Radio City Music Hall, as well as events with Patti LaBelle, Joe Pesci, The… Read More

SEX AND THE CITY PISSED ME OFF SO I WROTE A SONG ABOUT IT

It’s my own fault: Carrie Bradshaw was minding her own high-heeled business in the episode with the McDonald’s. You know, the one where she throws the hamburger at Mr. Big? Carrie was the same, lovely and steaming so hard she made the melting cheesy quarter pounder pound harder when launched through the air past her surprised lover’s face. But me? Upon this viewing, 10 plus years after the original, I was feeling… Read More

Mary Poppins and World Theatre Day!

When I was younger, Mary Poppins was my favorite thing in the whole world. My mom has stories about me sitting in front of our TV, transfixed. I watched the movie so much that I broke the VHS tape. So when I had the opportunity to direct a production of Mary Poppins at Eastport South Manor High School – how could I say no? It was a combo of two of my… Read More

The Young Artists and Writers Project

The following post was originally published on meganminutillo.com. For the past eight years, I’ve had the privilege of being part of the Young Artists and Writers Project (YAWP), at Stony Brook Southampton College. “The YAWP Playwriting Program introduces middle and high school students to the elements of dramatic writing. Using a curriculum inspired by Aristotle’s Poetics, teaching artists guide students through a series of written and improvisational exercises to develop ideas, characters,… Read More

Classrooms of Peace

  Hate. Hate. Hate. I can’t take the hate. I can’t take the pictures of the hate, the people in pain, the horrific stories I’ve heard about since Donald Trump has became president elect. It quite literally keeps me up at night. So I’m doing what I know best, and putting goodness back into the world, and into the interwebs. And I want to hear from you, the good people of the world. If… Read More

It’s Been a Bit of a Day

It’s been a bit of a day. Tears, laughter, confusion, confession… I had dinner with my parents tonight. I started crying when I read the following message from a former student of mine – “So in the wake of this quite terrible day, I wanted to let you know I was thinking of you. The lack of sleep and mass amounts of fear, frustration, and confusion that have filled campus today was… Read More

Things Megan Loves: Stage the Change

This year I was asked to help the Stage the Change Conference in getting the word out about their work. I myself had never been to the conference before, but I had heard wonderful things from my colleagues who had attended in previous years. Stage the Change is an annual conference that was founded by Ruthie Pincus. It’s an event that gathers high school students from all around New York State, highlighting how… Read More

STEAM vs STEM (and Wells Fargo)

It’s September, and I can’t help but think of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and bouquets of sharpened pencils. Whether I am in the classroom or not, September always feels like the start of a new year: a clean slate, a fresh start, an ocean of endless possibilities. September always feels like the start of a new year, but I’m clinging to these summer rays until that first leaf changes its color…. Read More

When Your Students Say It Better…

‪Teaching will always be a part of what I do. Whether I’m in the classroom, or on the internet, or in the theatre – I have the heart of an educator.  This upcoming election is bringing out the worst in some of the best people I know. People who are too blinded by fear to do what is rational. People who don’t quite understand the inner workings of what happens in Washington… Read More