Megan Godsell

Theatre director

Megan Godsell decided early on that she wanted to study drama. Back in high school, the daughter of Bobby Godsell was already immersing herself in the dramatic arts. At the University of the Witwatersrand � where she studied drama from 2002 to 2008 � she built a reputation by writing and directing Not the Princess. The play was selected as the official Wits School of Art's entry into the National Festival of Student Drama. Godsell's short film, Valentine, won the Best Cinematography award at the 2007 Horrorfest. Godsell is taking three plays to the Grahamstown Festival this year, one of which she wrote and directed herself. "It's mostly bilingual and it's about the loss of language � a mixture of poetry and dialogue,� says Godsell of Why We Left, which has won praise from critics and audiences. "The rhythms and sounds of poetry evoke emotional feelings in the audience.� � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Stelle, Parkview, Johannesburg