About

Director Megan RiedlI am a Ballarat-based arts management professional and independent theatre producer, with a creative practice in performance poetry, playwriting and directing for the stage.

A regular performer at Words Out Loud, I am a state finalist for the 2019 Australian Poetry Slam. My writing has been published in BabyTeeth journal and included in local projects Minerva Speaks, Weathering the Future and They Are Us.

Six of my original plays have been produced by regional Victorian independent and community theatre companies. As a director, I have worked with Creswick Theatre Company, Bendigo Theatre Company, Ballarat National Theatre and Tripwire Theatre Inc.

My writing is informed by my own life and the daily experiences of those close to me, and those who I am inspired by. My work is a conduit for telling personal or local stories that teach, inspire, and ignite debate. I use the poetic form and my blog as word catharsis – in an attempt to process my experiences and my feelings about those experiences, I write.

The values that are most important to me are:
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.

Watch my videos to understand more about how my values influence my creative practice and my life.