About Megan Wells

Megan Wells (Original Direction) is a story artist and a theater artist.  She creates the warm intimacy of storytelling, and more. Megan infuses characters with living souls and delivers the experience with delicious theatrical timing.  Author and Professor Rives Collins says it best: “Megan Wells is both intimate and epic in equal measure.”  A national award-winning storyteller, Megan performs in museums and symphonies, entertains families in festivals and libraries, enhances education for thousands of children and helps executives, actors and storytellers craft powerful stories to effect change. With over forty-years of experience, Megan has a vast repertoire.  She tells traditional tales, multi-cultural myths, historical events, as well as true and personal stories.  Her daughters say it best; “Mom’s a storytelling jukebox.  Put a quarter ‘n pick your favorite”  Megan is also among the top literary storytellers in America.  As the Artistic Director of the Ray Bradbury Storytelling Festival, Ray granted Megan permission to perform his works.  She is equally comfortable in the jazzier domains of Chicago’s current spoken word explosion.  Megan Wells began her career as an actress and director in Chicago.  National and local awards include:  Circle of Excellence, National Storytelling Network, Joseph Jefferson Award for theater direction, Education Press’s Distinguished Achievement Award; Parent’s Choice Gold, Parent’s Choice 25 best of 25 years.  Her website, www.meganwells.com, includes her calendar of performances. 

Robin Bady


Loren Niemi

Development Director, Dramaturge

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