A postcard profile with artistic director/actor/playmaker Meg Farhall

The latest in Caroline Russell-King’s postcard series is a profile of Meg Farhall (with a nod to Bernard Pivot and James Lipton).

What is the next project for you?

Hamlet a Ghost Story (William Shakespeare, adapted by Anna Cummer) Vertigo Theatre, The Shakespeare Company and Hit and Myth.

How do you contribute to this piece? 

I play Marcella, Rosencrantz and Player Queen.

What is your greatest creative challenge?

Focus. I don’t think I’m alone in this. Oh, look, a squirrel!

What turns you on creatively? 

Risk taking.

What turns you off creatively? 


What’s one thing you’re really good at? 

Fart jokes.

If you could resurrect and share a drink with a dead person who would it be?

Janis Joplin.

What is one thing you wish you’d known sooner?

That there’s a place for me and I don’t have to be like everybody else.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

A CEO of a big tech company and yell, “Goddamn it, Joe, where are those reports?”

What would you do with extreme wealth? 

Turn the old car dealership on Glenmore and Macleod into a theatre space. And, I would find strangers and pay off their debts.

What is one piece of advice you would give to the person who wants to do what you do? 

Follow your heart.

(Photo of Meg Farhall courtesy Caroline Russell-King.)

Caroline Russell-King is a playwright, dramaturg, and instructor. She is a member of The Playwrights Guild of Canada, the Dramatist Guild of America and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. You can find her work here