Associate Professor, Department of Theatre and Dance
Lecturer, M.A. in Design focused on Design in Health
Theater for Youth Chair
Dr. Megan Alrutz is associate chair of UT Austin’s Department of Theatre and Dance and associate professor in Drama & Theatre for Youth & Communities where she teaches courses in applied theatre, theatre for youth, and digital storytelling. Megan also teaches Storytelling for Presentation with Faith Hillis for the new Master of Arts in Design focused on Design in Health. As an artist-scholar, Megan has over 20 years of experience in theatre and applied arts, media, and interdisciplinary performance. She is a long-time collaborator of award-winning author/illustrator Mo Willems and has worked as producer, dramaturg, and/or director on his musicals, interactive engagements, and other live and televised performance work. Megan is currently a producer on Mo Willems’ artistic residencies and productions with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and HBO Max. Megan is the author or co-author of three books: Devising Critically Engaged Theatre with Youth: the Performing Justice Project (Routledge); Digital Storytelling, Applied Theatre, & Youth (Routledge); and Playing with Theory in Theatre Practice (Palgrave).