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Polly Teale is a British writer and theatre director best known for her work with the Shared Experience theatre company, where she is joint artistic director alongside Nancy Meckler. Teale won the prize for best director at the 2003 Evening Standard Theatre Awards for her staging of After Mrs Rochester which was performed at the Duke of York's Theatre. Her most recent play to date is Mine, a play about the adoption of children. Other productions directed by her for Shared Experience include Bracken Moor (2013).
Teale has a daughter, Eden, with her husband director Ian Rickson.