Megan will be playing the role of HAMLET in this current-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s classic HAMLET. When a former MMA fighter and Army Veteran returns from war in Afghanistan, she finds her mother dead, her father married to her aunt, and her inheritance at stake. Haunted by grief and propelled by revenge, Hamlet must face the ghost of her mother, along with the ghosts of Afghanistan, to enact justice within a community that has grown power-hungry and rotten.
Saturday, 3pm at The Tank, NYC.
Broadway World - Best Actress in a Play
Excited/humbled/shook to win a BroadwayWorld award this year for The Speakeasy SF!!!! So much love to my theatre community and my friends and family!
"Wicks is mesmerizing"
‘Wicks and Hebert are in sync with each other and the story—Hebert as the protective and proud father (identified in the program as “H”), and Wicks as the strong, fearless, yet vulnerable daughter (identified as “M”), directed with the right blend of intensity and delicacy by Gail Dartez. Wicks is mesmerizing as she wears her internal emotional struggles on her tattered sleeves.’
-Patti Roberts, Sacramento News Review
SketchFest @ The Speakeasy
I had the honor of performing for some Comedy Legends at the SketchFest after party.
National Anthem with The Speakeasy
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Stylized 1920’s video recording of the national anthem in honor of our performance at ATT&T Park.
The Arsonists on NPR
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“Rich Herbert and Megan Wicks discuss how her work was inspired by the Greek Tragedy “Electra” and placed in a Florida swamp setting. “The Arsonists” runs at Capital Stage through April 15 as part of a rolling world premiere.”
Sacramento Press Review - The Arsonists
‘The more I think about this play, the more I appreciate it and want to see it again. That is not always the case, believe me. I’m glad somebody wrote this—specifically Jacqueline Goldfinger—and that Capital Stageencourages and performs such new works.’
“This is not a “wordy” play, but each bit of dialogue is pure gold’
-Davis Enterprise Review
Capital Radio Interview & Song
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One time B Street intern Megan Wicks, as the daughter, gets opportunities to shine, as well, as a feisty, socially awkward girl who doesn’t have much of an independent social life. But eventually, after a fire goes wrong in a bad way, the dad urges his daughter to get out of the family business, and put away the matches and the gas can.
Megan has just signed with the prestigious Northern California agency Cast Images. She is honored to work with her long-time friend and mentor, Dena Martinez.
National Anthem @ ATT&T Park
Today’s the BIG DAY!!!! Megan will be singing the National Anthem at AT&T Park!!! Tune into The Speakeasy SF’s Facebook Page at 12:45pm because we’re going Facebook LIVE (Anthem starts at 12:52pm!! Don’t miss it!!) Let’s Play Ball!
“…with femme dynamo Wicks delivering a heated monologue that clearly transcended memorized lines, piercing directly into the realm of heartfelt passion.”
“She was baring her biggest teeth while still trying to walk the invisible, ever-present tripwire line that divides spoken argument from physical male violence, the threat always credible.”
“Wicks is excellent in the 80 minute internet web and handles her all male cast with strength and easel.
SF CHRONICLE Theatre Pick of the Week
#bros was selected by Lily Janick, the SF Chronicle theatre reviewer, as this week’s theatre pick!
Where The Boys Are at ACT
“Megan Wicks plays a take-over bartender who fills in admirably for those guys, now gone. Her talent shines as she swaggers around, making the world anew for women.”
-Theatrius Review by Barry David Horwitz
CASTING ALERT! Where The Boys Are
Megan has been cast in Faultline’s musical production of Where The Boys Are. She will be playing the role of Sarah in this new play written by Vanessa Flores and directed by Kieran Beccia.
”A broken heart and a baby shower. Sounds like a lighthearted Sunday. Actually it's Saturday, but will your Sunday be any different? All the boys are gone. It's our world now. So you better be "gettin it", girl. Or else.”
Today, Megan wrapped filming a featured role in a Twitter Industrial with The Cabinet production company and Scott Wickman
Join us as 3GT turns the tables on the venerable “Christmas in July” tradition with our all-new production of Southern Lights. It’s a blues-y tale of true love gone bad, success, and betrayal set in a down home east Texas bar (where else?) and told through the lens of country music—complete with the humor, torch-n-twang, real pathos and sentimentality the genre is known and loved for (boots and hat not required. . . )
SOUTHERN LIGHTS runs from December 5 – 22 , 2018
The Arsonists goes international
From the playwright: “Thrilled to say that THE ARSONISTS will go international in 2019!! More info to come. Thanks for sharing your hearts and stories with us over the past year!”
Megan played M at Capital Stage in the rolling world premiere of The Arsonists by Jacqueline Goldfinger
KQED Radio Feature
Megan Wicks and The Speakeasy were featured in "What’s Happening This Fall in Bay Area Arts" on SF's acclaimed public radio station KQED.
Michael Krasny and Chloe Veltman discuss what immersive theatre is and shower praise over San Francisco's premiere experience opening this October. (Starts at 22 minutes).
"Velma, played by the sexy, vibrant Megan Wicks is in constant drama backstage. It is easy to spend too much time listening to her gossip and miss the other action out in the halls!"
"...and features the pitch perfect voice of Megan Wicks."
East Bay Times
"... the lovely-voiced Megan Wicks as the sultry Velma..."
Reviews are out!
The San Francisco Examiner had Speakeasy on the front page today (December 11th). Inside was a gleaming article, featuring this quote from Jean Schiffman:
"...because I’d been watching the sexy chanteuse Velma (Megan Wicks) having an embarrassing drug- and alcohol-fueled meltdown in the cabaret. That was after my encounter with her in the hallway, where she was having a hissy fit because she had to share her dressing room with the chorus girls."
Press photos were taken this weekend for Speakeasy SF!
Previews are officially sold out!
Thanks to Ben Krantz, we've got new headshots in the building! After that big haircut, it was much needed.
Marla Dell Talent
Megan signed with SF's largest boutique agency, MDT! Looking forward to a wonderful partnership.
KALW features "Red Hot Mama" from Speakeasy
Singing Red Hot Mama live on-air at the KALW Studios in SF. After the song is a behind the scenes interview with Speakeasy's creator Nick Olivero and host Kevin Vance.
Link attached, interview and song begin at around 30 minutes
Front Page of New York Times Travel Section!
The Speakeasy was featured in the "Immerse Yourself" section of The New York Times Travel Section on Friday!
The 2015-2016 Intern Showcase: Stop Kiss premiered at B Street Theatre this weekend. The production was dedicated to the victims of the atrosious LGBT hate crimes in Orlando, FL.
"Our hearts reach out to those who have faced tremendous distress last night and this morning. The story we are telling is not one that can be ignored or pushed aside. It happened in 2001, and it is still happening today. Quiet literally. We love you and we support you, Orlando. This one is for you."
San Francisco Speakeasy
Megan has accepted the role of Velma in San Francisco's premiere immersive theatre experience, The Speakeasy.
B Street Fantasy Festival 30
Megan will be traveling all over Northern California on the 30th Fantasy Festival School Tour with B Street Theatre. The tour reaches elementary and middle schools within a 150 mile radius of Sacramento. The show runs for 10 weeks, 12 show per week.
There will be a public performance at B Street Theatre on May 14 at 10am!
It's for the kids!
Frankenstein Reviews and Mentions
-Davis Enterprise calls Megan Wicks "simply electric as she paints the picture and characters of her ghost story. Aided by the lighting design of Les Solomon, she strides around the stage, striking dramatic poses that grab the audience and holds them until she moves again."
-Sacramento Sidetrack says "Mary Shelley, beautifully played by Megan Wicks, alternated between narrator and her role as the author seamlessly"
-Photo of B Street's production of "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein" gets a mention in American Theatre magazine!
Mary Shelley's Frankenstien
4/4 stars from the SacramentoBee for B Street's production of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein!
"Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” has, if you’ll pardon the unintended pun, taken on a life of its own as an icon of Gothic horror."
B Street's Christmas Carol
Great review and front page spread in the Sacramento Bee for Christmas Carol! 4/4 stars and an extended run!
"Buck Busfield has adapted the classic into a clever and often caustic send-up of the original but one that still brings around the heart and soul Dickens first injected into the story."
Megan has accepted an 8 month contract to intern with B Street Theatre in Sacramento, CA. Upon completion, she will receive her union membership.
Shadow of Doubt
Megan will be playing the role of drug lord, Cynthia, on Discovery ID's Shadow of Doubt. Airing in February.
A Crime To Remember
Megan will be guest staring in A Crime To Remember on Discovery ID. The show will air in December.
College of Fine Arts Featured Article
Wicks offers this advice to anyone looking to move to New York City: “Be here and be all in.”
Megan graduated from the University of Florida on May 4th, 2016 with her B.A in theatre and B.S in Marketing
Arts Things Considered interviews Sharla and Joe from Florida Player's Killer Joe featuring Megan Wicks and Michael Pemberton
Don't Date Me
Megan will be directing the world premiere of DON'T DATE ME for the Florida Players New Works Festival in December. #dontdateme
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Review from ShowBiz NoFlo
"Wicks is sweet, naïve, and hopeful, which is badly needed among the cynical little family she finds herself a part of as the play progresses"
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike
Review from Gainesville.com
"Megan Wicks, graduating UF senior, is the sweet, actress-wannabe Nina. It's tough getting noticed in the company of Morsey, Page and Caldwell, but Wicks has her moments, as when she reads from Vanya's play, assuming the role of molecule in a post-apocalyptic world."