Michele Riml is a critically acclaimed playwright from Vancouver, British Columbia. Michele began writing at 17, when her first play Souvenirs (short version) won first place in The BC Young Playwrights Search. She has since gone on to write 14 more plays, which have been widely produced. Her plays include Under the Influence, Poster Boys, RAGE, Souvenirs (full length), On the Edge, The Amaryllis, Miss Teen and Henry and Alice: Into the Wild, the sequel to Sexy Laundry.
Sexy Laundry and Henry and Alice: Into the Wild have become international hits with ongoing productions in Canada, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Germany, Lithuania, Slovenia, New Zealand, Iceland, Mexico, the UK and the USA. Sexy Laundry has been translated into seven languages and is published by Playwrights Canada Press (available on Amazon).
Michele also writes for young audiences and is an advocate for theatre for young people. Her issue based plays were commissioned by Canada’s Green Thumb Theatre and include The Skinny Lie, The Invisible Girl and Tree Boy, most recently produced in Germany and recently published by National Geographic. Her play RAGE won the 2005 Sydney Risk prize for Outstanding Original Play.
Michele is a graduate of Simon Fraser University with a degree in Fine and Performing Arts and in 2008 she was nominated for Canada’s prestigious Siminovitch Prize. She is currently completing The Cull with writer Michael St. John Smith, a Silver Commission for The Arts Club Theatre Vancouver, and working on a new musical with British singer/songwriter David Ford. Her play Miss Teen will have its Canadian premiere in 2019 at Shadow Theatre, Edmonton.