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michelleMICHELLE RIEDER
Michelle joined The Associated Mess in 2013. She's performed with the historic Barnstormers Theater, Stra-bis-Mus, Civic, Insomniak, Crowded Kitchen Players, Pennsylvania Playhouse, and dcp theatre in Telford, PA, and was a member of the award winning sketch/improv comedy troupe Flighty Ducks. She’s been seen in SteelStacks late night comedy shows, Improv Comedy Festival, Best of Craig’s List, Super-Secret Sketch Show, and hosted lawn games for ArtsQuest’s Oktoberfest. She has written, produced and directed sketch comedy for Flighty Ducks and Allentown Public Theatre’s Actors In Action Series. She assistant directed dcp’s 2013 musical, Once Upon a Mattress, where she learned an Assistant Director receives absolutely no credit at all…none.

She has received two Lehigh Valley Press ABE awards as Best Actress for her portrayal of "Romaine Vole" in CKP’s The Witness for the Prosecution and Best Ensemble for her performance as "Amanda Prynne" in PA Playhouse’s Private Lives. Most recently she was named Experience of the Month by The Field Trip Factory. (Yeah…Let that settle on you.) She has written humor op/ed and other articles for Local Flair, skirt!, Curious Parent magazines, The Morning Call, and The Press. Michelle is a wife, a mother, a professional cake decorator, allergic to animals, taking full advantage of her company’s 401k match and honestly tells lies.


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