Megan Stewart is a theatre artist based in Epekwitk (Prince Edward Island), the unceded, ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaq people.
A director, producer, dramaturge, and performer, she seeks out projects that are intrinsically collaborative, interdisciplinary, and rooted in specific community contexts. She has established several celebrated and ongoing theatre festivals and performance events on PEI, including the March of the Crows for Art in the Open in 2011 (with Jamie Shannon & Harmony Wagner), and the Island Fringe Festival with Sarah Segal-Lazar in 2012.
Megan is the artistic director, lead producer and co-founder (with Ker Wells) of The River Clyde Pageant, a non-profit organization that has produced spectacular, community-engaged outdoor theatre and art events in New Glasgow, PEI since 2016.
Her work finds it home in unconventional theatre spaces, playing in partnership with rivers, rolling hills, big skies, or city streets. Her creation methodology draws upon physical theatre, outdoor pageantry, participatory art, and social practice. There’s often a parade involved.
She is a recipient of the inaugural Leo Cheverie Cultural Connector of the Year Award, at the PEI Arts Awards in 2023. Her work with the River Clyde Pageant has been honored with a 2023 Reconciliation Recognition Award from the Epekwitk Assembly of Councils, and a PEI Museums and Heritage Award in 2018.
Megan has lived and worked in Montreal, Vancouver, and Ashfield, Massachusetts, where she was a student of Double Edge Theatre in 2012 and 2013. She holds a BA in Theatre and Art History from McGill University, and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Simon Fraser University.