Stephen Morgan-MacKay

Dramaturg | Educator | Writer


Development Editor • Journalist • Independent Author


Dramaturg • Literary Manager • Fight Director


Theatre • Communications • Public Speaking

My Story

I am Stephen Morgan-MacKay, a Writer, Dramaturg and Purveyor of Truths who specializes in Creative Writing, Digital Copywriting and Communications. 

For what it’s worth, I received my MFA in Dramaturgy and Literary Management from the State University of New York in 2006 and my BA in Theatre (Minor in Creative Writing and American Literature) from the University of South Florida in 2000.

Until now, my life has been a mashup of a little bit of everything and whole lot of nothing in particular. Time wasted, lessons learned – life, ya’ know? I say until now with the deepest sense of urgency, for these are dramatic times. Altogether dangerous, some might say. But it hasn’t always been so…

I can remember back to a time when cassettes were the new kids on the block and Schoolhouse Rock ruled Saturday morning airwaves. A time of situational comedies and movies of the week. TV dinners and ethyl gas lines. A galaxy far, far away but not that long ago.




- 63 days ago

Part 1 of a 3-Part Series defining the need for Fight Dramaturgy in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. This study brid…
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- 75 days ago

RT @emafton: @rocktopia Are you on a Broadway schedule, in a Broadway theatre, charging Broadway ticket prices? Are these performers doing…
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- 78 days ago

An L.A. Casting Director Answers Your Audition Questions | Backstage 🤔
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- 79 days ago

RT @Backstage: “I spent four years in Los Angeles before I ever got a film audition. And in that time I created my own curriculum... If you…
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Recent Blog Posts

An Art of Imperfection
Our lives, like art, are messy, bedraggled and riddled with chaotic uncertainties. We are the faithful representations of a world gone wrong. An art of imperfection in every sense.
Top 5 Tips for a Great Headshot
There is no greater calling card for the actor than the headshot. Given that, here are my top 5 tips to help ensure a great headshot.
[They Fight]: Part 1
Part 1 of a 3-part series which defines and asserts the necessity of Fight Dramaturgy. It seeks to justify a historical approach to staging combat in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and traces the development of
Getting Cohen’s GOTE
I am constantly asked by actors about which acting method/system/technique is the best. As part of my series in Acting Methods, I breakdown Robert Cohen’s GOTE system which provides a practical approach for actors to