Megan J Riedl is a purveyor of words for the page and the stage. She feels out loud; fearlessly giving a voice to the secret stories we tell ourselves. She creates connections through sharing the messy, human experiences that often go unspoken.  

Megan lives on stolen Wadawurrung land in Ballarat, VIC, Australia, with her two children.

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About Megan’s Work

An Australian Poetry Slam Victorian State Finalist for the past two years, Megan has performed spoken word at numerous live and online events and has been commissioned by City of Ballarat, Ballarat Greens and Let’s Talk Peace Ballarat.

Her poetry has been published in BabyTeeth journal and the Melbourne Writer’s Group’s Melbourne Lockdown Anthology.

Megan has exhibited writing in Ballarat-based literary projects Minerva Speaks, Weathering the Future and They Are Us, and the Immigration Museum’s Becoming You exhibition.

She has playwriting and directing credits with independent and community theatre companies across Victoria. From 2016-2019, Megan was Artistic Director of Tripwire Theatre Company, producing five independent productions.

Megan is currently serving on the boards of Ballarat Writers and Spark Theatre. She also works as a performer and facilitator for Ballarat Community Health.

See Megan’s full list of credits or read her artist bio.

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Values that guide megan’s artistic practice

Balance. My life’s work is not my life.

Drive. I have a vision and I manifest it.

Audacity. I take creative risks and create opportunities where none exist.

Roots. I dig where I stand, and leave a legacy.

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working with megan

Megan can be booked to perform existing spoken word poetry at your next event. You can also commission Megan to write and perform a brand new poem especially suited to your cause.

Megan is available to work with you to bring your next theatre project to life, providing all aspects of theatrical production management as well as being available as a director, writer or dramaturg.

Megan would love to host or facilitate your next function, conference or workshop and can provide specialist workshops in writing, theatre-making or spoken word performance.

Contact Megan to start a conversation.

If you are an actor or creative interested in joining in one of Megan’s productions, please join the mailing list.

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