Meags Fitzgerald improvises in Montreal and abroad in the cross-country duo We're So Strong (with Dave Morris) and in the duo Mansion (with Vance Gillis.) She's also one quarter of the troupe Quest of the Dragon King. She specializes in theatrical and character driven, long form narrative improv. Fitzgerald also participates in live storytelling events including Confabulation, Carte Blanche’s This Really Happened, Grownups Read Things They Wrote As Kids, as well as at Letters from Montreal, the Maisonneuve Magazine lecture series. She's formerly an instructor of Montreal Improv Theatre.
Fitzgerald began improvising as a teenager in 2001 with her high school improv team. In Edmonton, Fitzgerald became a member of Rapid Fire Theatre and a regular guest of Die-Nasty the Improvised Soap Opera. While living in Calgary, she performed with the Loose Moose Theatre and the Kinkonauts. During a stint in Toronto, Fitzgerald guested with ProjectProject, Ghostjail and Catch23. In 2010 she was an ensemble member in the Tumbleweed Project, a cross-Canada improv tour produced by ProjectProject.
RECENT FESTIVAL PERFORMANCES
MPROV 2017 (Montreal)
The Winnipeg Improv Festival 2017
The Vancouver International Improv Festival 2017 & 2015
Paper Street's Improv Theatre Festival 2017 (Victoria)
COMBUSTION Improv Festival 2016 & 2015 (Toronto)
The Ottawa Improv Festival 2016
East Coast Improv Festival 2014 (Halifax)
Fitzgerald is also an alumna of the Canadian Improv Games and has volunteered in the Alberta, Toronto, Nova Scotia, Montreal and National tournaments. As an instructor, Fitzgerald taught for six summers at Improv Camp, including the first ever one in Australia in 2009. Also a visual artist, Fitzgerald has created live Improv Art at the Chicago Improv Festival, the Vancouver International Improv Festival, and Edmonton’s Improvaganza. Continuing to bring her illustrations to improv, Fitzgerald has designed over two dozen t-shirts, posters and logos for improv groups and festivals.
Photo by Nathan Boone 2016