Megan Terry Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 14 pages of information about the life of Megan Terry.
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Dictionary of Literary Biography on Megan Terry

Megan Terry is a social-activist playwright best known for her highly topical plays that incorporate song, storytelling, spectacle, and improvisation. Since the mid 1950s she has created more than sixty plays that deal with social problems in America, ranging from homelessness and teenage drinking to overpopulation and women in prison, by drawing freely on the stereotypes and cliches of popular culture. She earned international recognition as the author of Viet Rock: A Folk War Movie (produced 1966; published 1967), alternatively described as the first rock musical and the first play to deal with American involvement in Vietnam. She was not only a key figure in the Open Theatre in New York City in the 1960s but has also been an important inspiration in regional, alternative, and feminist theater in the decades since then. Many of her plays, developed through improvisational workshops, use the dramatic technique of transformations to address distinctively...

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