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Melissa Bubnic studied playwriting at Melbourne University and received a master's degree in playwriting at London University. She was accepted into the writers program at Red Stitch Actors Theatre which resulted in her play Stop. Rewind (2010) was the second play to premiere under the program.

Awards for Works

Boys Will Be Boys 2015 single work drama

'The devil wears pinstripes

'Astrid Wentworth is relentless. A currency trader at the top of her game, she takes multinationals out for dinner before joining hedge funds at a strip club. She hasn’t broken the glass ceiling, she’s remodelled the entire building.

'When a bright young woman applies for a junior position, Astrid decides to play mentor. But, in the self-serving world of the trade floor, every favour has a price.

'Playwright Melissa Bubnic won STC’s Patrick White Award in 2010 and, since then, has been carving out a distinctive writing style that is smart, risqué and very funny. In Boys will be boys, she systematically skewers the hypocrisies and the fallacies of the finance world.

'Strapping on Astrid Wentworth’s razor-sharp stilettos is Danielle Cormack (Rake), making a welcome return to STC. The comedy is black, the language colourful and the stakes are f*ing high. Welcome to the trading floor.' (Production summary)

2016 shortlisted New South Wales Premier's Literary Awards Nick Enright Prize for Playwriting
Beached 2011 single work drama humour '"Beached" is a comic drama about a morbidly obese young man whose battle to lose weight is filmed and televised by a parasitic production company.' Source: / (Sighted 26/05/2011).
2013 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
2010 winner Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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