The Short Play In A Day workshop provided real-life, practical advice on exactly what you need to do to get started writing. An inkling of an idea at the start of the night developed gradually into a whole plethora of possibilities and ideas and opportunities. It was an inspirational and enjoyable experience that has prompted … Continue reading Workshop Participant
Megan is a master facilitator. The session was structured and clearly planned, however when Megan identified that some participants required more support than others she willingly adapted her class. This didn’t mean that other participants missed out. Megan was able to vary the activities to ensure that each participant completed the class with the objectives … Continue reading Melissa Watts, Poet & Facilitator
Megan’s dedication to her creative practice has grown exponentially over the past 12 months. Watching this has been a pleasure. One of FEAR’s core values is to support our local creative community. During our time knowingMegan, we were able to provide many forms of space for her to grow. Megan’s professionalismwhen at FEAR, particularly when … Continue reading Toni Louise, Co-Founder of Femxle Experience Art Rebellion
Mr Bennet’s Bride was a wonderful production by Ballarat National Theatre, under the talented hand of Megan J Riedl. They brought together a exquisit cast to tell a humorous, charming and touching tale, with an unique venue, excellent costumes and a cast that clearly worked hard to ensure it would be a crowd pleaser. Mr … Continue reading Short Girl in the Stalls, Reviewer
The workshop was well organised and thought through, and was a supportive and encouraging space where I was able to explore a range of ideas and styles. It was also a wonderful opportunity to meet likeminded people.
The workshop was entertaining, enlightening and productive. Megan had everyone involved in writing words, sentences and snippets reflecting on lots of different situations. I loved the interactivity, the exercises, Megan’s great style. It was really encouraging and inspiring.
Hollow was such a superbly designed and produced project to celebrate our rich Goldfields history in such a historic and high profile fashion. Your audiences were captivated and your cast and crew were truly inspired by your creative leadership that did not miss a single detail.
Congratulations on the sensitive and touching approach taken with Hollow. The roles were also perfectly cast. The despair and sadness of the two mothers really touched my heart. I found myself trying and not succeeding, to hold back the tears more than once.
I wanted to let you how much I enjoyed the performance of Travels with My Black Dog at the Botanic Gardens on the weekend. It was a funny, sweet, well acted piece that made you think about the issues of mental health and dogs in general. I really enjoyed it!
I am certain Travels with My Black Dog would have made a difference to many people’s lives. It certainly made my day as it is encouraging to see others taking on the challenge of raising awareness of mental illness. A very tricky subject, but you nailed it.
Thanks for the opportunity to experience The Belly Dancer. The script was powerful and the play built beautifully. The climax was intense and very real. This is a terrific play, highly topical, well acted and a very powerful play.
I was absolutely blown away by the power of the The Belly Dancer. It was really a pleasure to meet such passionate and talented social change makers!
Each and every performance in Ballarat National Theatre’s Act Like A Girl was unique, and each monologue maintained its powerfulness, and gained a fierceness that only a woman could bring.
I’ve been fortunate to work with Megan twice in recent years. In 2020 she provided dramaturgical advice for a verbatim script I developed during the pandemic called A 2020 Vision. She offered timely insight and clarity for which I was extremely grateful when trying to to bring shape and reduce the length of the script … Continue reading Emma Wood, Playwright