Megan Reilly creates original lighting, media, and scenic designs for performance. Her professional work includes designs in Minneapolis for Mixed Blood Theatre, Walking Shadow Theatre, New Century Theatre, Open Eye Figure Theatre, Live Action Set and Red Eye Theatre. In Texas, she has designed for Texas companies such as Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Rude Mechanicals, Trouble Puppet, Whirligig Productions, and Hidden Room in Austin, and several productions with Playhouse San Antonio and The Magik Theatre in San Antonio. Her work has also been seen internationally as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and with Collaborative Artists Company in Dublin, Ireland. A scholar-artist who researches through her theatrical design, Megan also investigates “experience design,” the process of creating entire worlds and realities that call for the active engagement of audience/participants in performances involving mixed reality, immersive theatre, and alternate reality games. Megan is currently serving as the Vice Commissioner of Research for the USITT Digital Media Commission. She is passionate about education, women's issues, creating a healthy lifestyle, practicing yoga, and reading too many books. She lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband Travis Bedard, and their cats.
Current & Upcoming Projects:
Lighting & Environment Design: Cabal, Walking Shadow Theatre Company, opening July 10, 2019 for an open-ended run, Minneapolis, MN.
Lighting Design: The Night Cafe, July 19-20, 2019, Somerville, MA.
Projection Design: 10,000 Balconies, TheatreSquared, August 30-September 1, Fayetteville, AR.
Writing & Presentation:
Presenter: USITT 2016 Lighting & Scenic Design Poster Sessions - posters can be downloaded & viewed below: