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Melissa Reeves Melissa Reeves i(A15016 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

Melissa Reeves is a Melbourne playwright.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2012 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Development of The Lost Act, a black comedy with theatre and circus
2012 recipient Australia Council Grants, Awards and Fellowships Professional development program including:attend the IWTF in Sweden, visit the UK and write 2 plays
2007 Literature Board Grants Grants for Established Writers $20,000 for performance writing.

Awards for Works

Caravan 2017 single work drama

The dilapidated old caravan might be full of musty carpet and faded dreams, but for years a mother and daughter have called it home.

With nowhere else to go, Judy and daughter Donna live on top of each other, knowing the other won’t leave: they’re stuck, and will be till the end.

Judy holds court from the caravan’s double bed, surrounded by pills, a breathing machine and a flat-screen TV. Donna is just desperate not to die there. Donna’s looking to be whisked away by a Tinder date, but as the phone pings and Judy sucks oxygen from a mask in the tiny, cluttered space, they bicker and make up, scream and threaten violence and dream of better things.

Bitter and hilarious, tender and toxic, Caravan is a darkly comic look at life on the margins and the universal need for love.' (Production Summary)

2018 nominated AWGIE Awards Stage Award
The Zen of Table Tennis 2016 single work drama

'‘’I killed them, that’s the game. You kill anybody that might kill you.”

'Arki loves playing war games online. He’s also just beat up his English teacher. A psychologist diagnoses something very serious. Soon Arki’s hanging out with Aaron, a disturbed returned soldier, and both start hanging out with Sayf, who runs the best Afghan restaurant in Dandenong. All have been immersed in war. Everyone around them is desperate to cure their terrible affliction.

'But is there a cure for war?' (Production summary)

2016 winner Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
Uprising 2016 single work drama

'A group of young students taking radical action: rescuing a young asylum seeker, then hiding her from the authorities.' (Source: Monash University website)

2017 nominated AWGIE Awards Community Theatre Award
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