Megan Kruskal

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Megan Kruskal (197*-) is an actress and singer.

Also known as Megan Metrikin.


Born in Cape Town, daughter of Jocelyn Kruskal (nee Gottlieb) and Leonard (Len) Kruskal, and trained at the University of Cape Town Drama Department. At one time she was a member of the South African "punk-noise" band Koos (1986-1990). After working as a singer and actress in South Africa for a number of years, she eventually relocated to the USA, having married Aaron S. Metrikin, and has worked there since as a voice artist, writer and actress under the name Megan Metrikin.

Her South African career

She began her career with Glass Theatre, working with Tjaart Potgieter and Chris Pretorius, Aletta Bezuidenhout and others, doing Exit the King, Chris Pretorius’s production of The Duchess of Malfi (Sub-titled: The eclipse of Reason), Tjaart’s The Vegetable Woman or Meditations on Blake & The Minotaur’s Sister (An adaption of Euripides’s Hippolytus).

Her first major professional role was creating and performing the original Ruth in Sophiatown by Junction Avenue Theatre Company (1986).

Other roles include The Tempest, Maynardville directed by Ken Leach; Playing With Fire (Strindberg) Dieter Reible, 1985. Handspring Puppet Company's Tooth and Nail ( Market Theatre, 1989), David Mamet’s Speed the Plow (Upstairs at the Market,1990), Love Story with Guy de Lancey at the Market Theatre, date unknown.

Films include Howling IV: The Original Nightmare (1988), Shot Down (1987) and City of Blood (1987).

Her American career

In 2016 she performed her solo play, Finding Fellini at the Theatre Lab in New York, directed and designed by Guy De Lancey. In 2017 it played a variety of solo festivals in the USA.


Tucker, 1997.

Photograph of Megan Kruskal and Guy de Lancey in "Love Story" held by NELM: [Collection: MARKET THEATRE]: 2004. 30. 5. 62.

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