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Mattie Roquel Rydalch enjoys all aspects of live theatre. While she writes plays, she works on the technical elements of productions. Her favorite part of the theatre is being able to realize the diverse visions of its artists. 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).