Megan J Riedl

is creating Spoken Word, Poetry and Theatre

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About Megan J Riedl

Welcome! I'm so glad you're here!

My name is Megan and I'm a purveyor of words for the page and the stage. I feel out loud; fearlessly giving a voice to the secret stories we tell ourselves. I create connections through sharing the messy, human experiences that often go unspoken.

My practice is in spoken word, poetry, playwriting and theatre direction.

In the last few years I've become serious about making my creative practice a sustainable part of my life. The life of a creator is all about the hustle and that can be exhausting! Often I have to juggle between paid employment and working in my creative practice for an unknown financial reward. Not to mention, I'm also a single mum. It won't be long before I am no longer eligible for parenting payment and the last thing I want to do is shelve my creative practice for a "real job".

Your support means that I can afford to take the time to work on writing new poems, attending spoken word events or making videos, entering poetry competitions or submitting for publications, writing plays or directing theatre.

I can see this being a really vibrant community who are reading and listening to poetry, coming to events, and even working alongside me in the theatre or on collaborative projects.

ABOUT ME
An Australian Poetry Slam Victorian State Finalist for the past two years, I have performed spoken word at numerous live and online events and been commissioned by City of Ballarat, Ballarat Greens and Let’s Talk Peace Ballarat.
My poetry has been published in BabyTeeth journal and the Melbourne Writer’s Group’s Melbourne Lockdown Anthology.
I have exhibited writing in Ballarat-based literary projects Minerva Speaks, Weathering the Future and They Are Us, and the Immigration Museum’s Becoming You exhibition.
I have playwriting and directing credits with independent and community theatre companies across Victoria. From 2016-2019, I was the Artistic Director of Tripwire Theatre Company, producing five independent productions.
I am currently serving on the boards of Ballarat Writers and Spark Theatre. I also work as a performer and facilitator for Ballarat Community Health.
See my full list of credits or read my artist bio.

I am a solo parent to two children and I live on stolen Wadawurrung land in Ballarat, VIC, Australia.
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By becoming a patron, you'll instantly unlock access to 6 exclusive posts
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