Mattie Roquel Rydalch

Composer Librettist Playwright Lyricist

Mattie Roquel Rydalch writes plays, fiction, and music. She also does props, sets, and scenic painting. Her favorite part of theatre is helping artists to realize their diverse visions. She earned her MFA in Theatre Arts (Dramatic Writing) from the University of Idaho in 2011.  Audiences have seen her work in Alaska, California, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, New York City, Ohio, and Utah. She joined New York Theatre Intensives in 2010, and her play Parallel Parking is published in their first edition of new plays and monologues.  Among her award-nominated plays are the 2011 David Mark Cohen Playwriting Award national semifinalist, Strange Attractors; the 2012 John Cauble Short Play Award nominee, Because Life is Super; the 2012 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Ten Minute Play Award national semifinalist, Why's That Flag There?; the 2012 National Partners American Theater Award nominee, Richard's Leviathan; the David Ross Fetzer Foundation for Emerging Artists’ 2014 Davey Award finalist, 832; and the 2014 Goshen Peace Playwriting Contest second place winner, I Scream, You Scream. You can also find Why's That Flag There? in Dionysian, Vol. 02 (March 2017). You might have met her at the Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference. She joined Actors Repertory Theatre of Idaho in 2019 as an actor, composer, and recording artist.