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Bio: Megan Carney is an artist, educator and administrator who joined UIC as the Director of the Gender and Sexuality Center in January of 2011. Megan received a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Tech focusing on Directing and Public Dialogue and a BA from Kalamazoo College where her ideas about art as a tool for social justice and activism began to take shape.
Megan is a founding director of About Face Youth Theatre, a theatre and leadership development program for LGBTQ youth that adapts true stories for the stage. During eight years at the helm, Megan’s collaborative work with community partners around the city addressed housing instability, creation of chosen families, and inter-generational collaboration in celebrated performances that premiered in Chicago and toured around the country to schools and conferences. Megan is currently the Director of Community Engagement for Rivendell Theatre where she also writes and directs. Megan teaches in a variety of contexts including universities, youth and senior centers, and corporations facilitating programs that engage questions of identity, oral history, diversity, and inclusion. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Theatre & Music at UIC.
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