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Riel Reddick-Stevens

Last updated: June 29, 2023

Alongside acting, Riel works as a composer, playwright and arts educator.

She and collaborator Aaron Jan, were the inaugural recipients of Highland art theatre’s Rita Joe Playwriting award for their musical LAYUP. Riel is also the founder of Roots of Creation; a collective dedicated to providing Black Nova Scotian youth with accessible artistic training and experiences.

Riel is interested in creating art that centers the Black and Queer experiences; with themes of coming of age, sexuality, and discovering self. She is also interested in discovering how different mediums like music, dance, film and written text can intertwine with each other to tell compelling stories.

Coming from a background of performing in musical theatre and acting she has training experience from Randolph College, and National Theatre school’s acting program.

Select recent acting credits include; a one woman show Celestial Bodies (Jimmy Blais, Geordie theatre / YPT), Unity 1918 (Ken Schwartz, Two Planks and a Passion), and Electra (Claudia Alick, CALLING UP).

For more information on her work check out her website!

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