Meggie’s current news
I'm very excited to be back at The History Theatre this fall and assistant directing the regional premiere of Gloria: A Life! by Emily Mann under director Risa Brainin. Runs September 28-October 20. STAY TUNED!
Meggie Greivell is the artistic director of Persistent Theatre Productions and a freelance director, teaching artist and dialect coach. Meggie seeks to create theatre that gives a voice to the unheard, theatre that audiences not only can connect to but walk away from changed. Meggie is drawn to poetic, classical, and expressionistic plays, that stray slightly away from realism but still capture the human spirit. Meggie strives to direct work that empowers the unheard and represents them well. Meggie has worked with various theatre companies in the Twin Cities as a director, assistant director, teaching artist, dialect coach and playwright. Some companies include, The History Theatre, Persistent Theatre Productions, Theatre Unbound, Northern Starz Children's Theatre, Gadfly Theatre Productions, Mixed Blood Theatre, Workhaus Collective, Pillsbury House Theatre, Theatre Pro Rata and The Phoenix Theater, Arst Nest.
On Persistent Theatre Production's When We Were Young and Unafraid by Sarah Treem "Moreover, director Meggie Greivell has mined that with unflinching honesty and masterful grasp of the play’s complexities. Her artists conjure a spirit of the time that you feel as you watch." -Lavender Magazine, John Townsend
On The Bernice Project by D. and M. Greivell, a world premiere: "The mother-daughter team skillfully used Bernice’s situation to illustrate the hurdles single mothers faced then, some of which, in more vestigial ways, still exist today. It was an elegy to other single mothers out there, in St. Paul or afar, who have to make difficult decisions every day. For these women, for Bernice’s creative descendants, and for audiences hungry for a powerful true story, I am glad hers was told." -Minnesota Playlist, Hailey Colwell
On The Furthur Adventures Of... by Kathleen Warnock, Regional Premier at Gadfly Theatre Productions:
"The whole story is lovingly rendered by director Meggie Greivell and her cast."-Single White Fringe Geek-Matthew Everett
On The Basset Table by Susanna Centlivre, Persistent Theatre Productions:
"Meggie Greivell has directed this farcical gem with a scrupulous eye toward period and style, enhanced Rebecca Karstad’s sumptuous costumes. Every actor masters the language, carriage and movement with crisp clarity, expert timing throughout, and a verve that is simply infectious." -Lavender Magazine, John Townsend