Meet the team

Megan Sandberg-Zakian

Megan Sandberg-Zakian, director, is a theater-maker based in Somerville, MA. She is a current recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Theatre Fellowship, which places her as Director-in-Residence at Merrimack Repertory Theater in Lowell, MA, with a focus on nurturing and developing new work. She has directed and developed work nationally and internationally from Seattle to Kansas City to the Dominican Republic. Favorite projects with Underground Railway Theater include the Boston-area premieres of Katori Hall’s The Mountaintop and Lydia Diamond’s Harriet Jacobs (Elliot Norton Nominee: Best New Play; IRNE Nominee: Best Ensemble, Best Actress), and a site-specific staged reading of Our Town at Cambridge’s Mt. Auburn Cemetery. Megan has previously served as the Associate Artistic Director of Underground Railway Theater, the Providence Black Repertory Company (RI), and The 52nd Street Project (NYC). She is a recipient of the TCG Future Leaders grant, a member of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and holds an MFA in Interdisciplinary Arts from Goddard College.