Morgan, Agnes


Morgan, Agnes
(1879-1976)
   The actress, playwright, and director was born in Le Roy, New York. After earning her BA and MA degrees at Radcliffe College, she participated in George Pierce Baker's 47 Workshop at Harvard University in 1904. In 1910, her play When Two Write History was staged in Chicago. In 1912, she codirected, with Sarah Cowell LeMoyne, The Shepherd for the settlement house run by the Lewisohn sisters. She continued to serve as the resident playwright and director at the Neighborhood Playhouse for 12 years, directing 35 productions. She earned her greatest recognition for the satirical sketches she created for the annual Grand Street Follies for five years in the 1920s.

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