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Maggie Monahan is an MBA candidate at Columbia Business School, where she is a Feldberg Fellow and a Forté Fellow. She aims to develop alternative models of producing theatre to improve worker equity and creative quality.


Before Columbia, Maggie worked as a theatre director exploring the most difficult questions in the public sphere. Her directorial work was seen in New York at the Tank, Theatre Row, 54 Below, and New Perspectives Theatre Company; in Chicago at Collaboraction, Rivendell Theatre, Victory Gardens, and Clockwise Theatre; and internationally in Bosnia and Herzegovina. She assistant directed at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the National Theater of Sarajevo, Audible Theater at the Minetta Lane, and on the first national tours of Escape to Margaritaville and School of Rock.

Maggie also worked as a factchecker and copyeditor for a major Democratic digital fundraising firm, and ran the a small tutoring and college counseling business. 

MBA, Columbia Business School (anticipated 2024). BA, Northwestern (magna cum laude, Lambda Pi Eta, departmental distinction). Certificate for political science achievement, La Pontificia Universidad Catolica in Chile. SDC Associate.

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