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Melissa Bubnic

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From Melbourne though currently living in London, Melissa is a playwright and screenwriter.

She is the recipient of commissions and prizes from Arts Victoria, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, La Mama, Transport Accident Commission’s ‘Make a Film, Make a Difference’ competition, Platform Youth Theatre and the Children’s Literature Board of Australia.

Melissa’s most recent commission from Sydney Theatre Company Boys Will Be Boys premiered in April 2015 to a sold out season. She also adapted Mariage Blanc by Tadeusz Różewicz (dir. Sarah Giles) for Sydney Theatre Company, she co-wrote Hazel Curtis: Fear Doctor with Petra Kalive (dir. Jason Geary) has written Shedding (dir. Sam Strong) for La Mama, and Citizen Corps (dir. Clare Watson) for Platform Youth Theatre. Her play Stop. Rewind (dir. Anne Browning) premiered at Red Stitch Theatre in Melbourne in 2010 and toured nationally in 2012.

In 2011 Melissa completed a Masters in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths University of London. Her play Beached which won the 2010 Patrick White Award from the Sydney Theatre Company played at the MTC and Griffin Theatre in 2013.

Her 2012 play Emoticon was the winner of the Write Now 3 competition at the Brockley Jack Studio’s in London. Melissa is currently writing on the British comedy series Shameless and is developing numerous TV projects, including a TV idea that was selected as one of twelve for the Channel 4 (UK) screenwriting course and now optioned by Clerkenwell Films. She is currently writing her first feature film screenplay, an adaptation of Jamaicaby Malcolm Knox for Black Milk Productions.