MAPLE & VINE by Jordan Harrison

" directed by Megan Kate Ward, the acting company does solid work throughout the play. Unquestionably, Harrison’s play and Ward’s production of it provide lots of food for thought."-Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian

"provocative production directed by Megan Kate Ward."- Laura Hanson, Willamette Week

"Megan Kate Ward's direction is just about perfect. She keeps the cast of five wandering all over the house, using every inch of Sarah Lydecker's set to fine effect." -Patrick Brassell, Broadway World

 99 WAYS TO FUCK A SWAN by Kimberly Rosenstock

"Ward emphasizes the loneliness and despair of a conflicted cat-fancier, and understands that loneliness can be funny. She's got chops."-Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week

"Megan Kate Ward's direction elevates what could have been an exercise in tedious experimentalism into something meaningful and fun." -Frank Beaton, The Portland Mercury

"Megan Kate Ward has directed...with a scrupulous attention to the writer's vision in terms of staging and tone. Ward maked the kaleidoscope of settings, relationships and metaphors remarkably clear yet interconnected, and keeps the cast on a fine line between camp and emotional authenticity."-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

"I am looking foward to upstart Portland director Megan Ward's direction of 99 WAYS TO FUCK A SWAN"- Jessica Wallenfels, Clue Us In, American Theatre Magazine, October 2010


MY NAME IS RACHEL CORRIE by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner

"Ward underscores the way innocence and earnestness mingled in the young woman's outlook all along."-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

"One of Portland's most talented young directors"-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

"Ward has done good work with the script, turning the solo piece into a dialogue between adult and adolescent."-Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week

"Ward made the generally effective decision to cast two actresses to play what was originally written as one role."-Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

"Aspects of the production are superb...The two Corrie's interaction with one another is well directed..."-Andrea Vedder, Portland Vanguard


FAMISHED by Eugenia Woods

Devised Workshop for JAW at Portland Center Stage

"Hats off to Woods and Ward for going balls to the wall with their vision"-Noah Dunham, The Portland Mercury

"Inventive young director"-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian


FOOL FOR LOVE by Sam Shepard

"Ward deserves credit for meeting the high bar she obviously set."-Carol Wells, Northwest Examiner

"For director, they turned to one of Portland theater scene's major young talents..."-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian


THE BULLET ROUND by Steven Drukman

"Directed with a brisk taught rhythm and features terrific rough-and-tumble performances..."-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

"Portland director, dramaturge and wunderkind..."-Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week

"promising young talent..."-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian

"...directed with precision..."-Alison Hallett, Portland Mercury

"Ward does due service to Drukman's acerbic observations of human folly. Ward and company make the script's more unwieldy moments seem natural, and chilling."-Ben Waterhouse, Willamette Week

DUTCHMAN by LeRoi Jones

"Shoebox Theatre's spatial limitations were an opportunity for Ward, who saw it as ideal for the short powderkeg of play..."-Marty Hughley, The Oregonian