I am workshopping a new short play and you're invited to watch and provide feedback. The online reading will be proudly presented by Ballarat National Theatre. RENTAL, by Megan J Riedl Ben is a slob who lives the bachelor life with his best mate James (Wilks) Wilkinson. When Tash, their annoyingly perky, but secretly anxiety-riddled … Continue reading Playreading of Rental / Wed 9 Dec
I love this poem so much that it now forms the opening of my newest play, The Let-Down Reflex. I wrote it in June 2017 and it really does reflect the every day lived experience of parents. The Let-Down Reflex is currently in development and will be having a work-in progress showing on Thursday 24th … Continue reading Flashback Friday – Poem “Parent-thesis”
I’ve just finished writing a play. Bells and whistles notwithstanding, the overwhelming feeling is one of apprehension. And that’s because the completion of a playscript is more of an abandonment than anything else. As a playwright, your existence is as one part of a symbiotic theatre-making organism. You are like a donor, and the director … Continue reading The Abandoned Playscript
I am currently sitting at my desk, drafting thank you notes to the cast of The Sum of Us - the fab four - in preparation for tonight. Being closing night, I have the equally awesome and awkward task of accepting thanks and accolades for a production well done and showering the cast and crew … Continue reading The Sum of Them – a thank you note to my parents on closing night.
It will be over three months since Tripwire Theatre Inc. transformed the Daylesford Town Hall for the world premiere of Hollow when the production returns - this time as a full-length screening of the footage from the show. As the playwright and director, the Hollow project has sat with me for over 2 years - … Continue reading A time for sadness – reflecting on the Hollow project.