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Maxine Mellor Maxine Mellor i(A78986 works by)
Gender: Female
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BiographyHistory

In 2003, Maxine Mellor was an associate writer with Queensland Theatre Company's Emerging Writer's Network. She was an Australian playwright delegate at World Interplay 2005, as well as a university secondment to the organisation throughout 2005.

In 2006-2007, Mellor was the Associate Resident Artist of Interplay, helping to produce Youth Interplay 2006, Interplay's Online Festival, the 2007 World Interplay Festival, and Brisbane Interplay 2007.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2013 winner International Awards Edward Albee Scholarship To develop the script 'The Great Dividing or The Silver Alps.'
2013 recipient Creative Industries Career Fund to participate in the Inscription US Tour 2014, learning from leading American playwrights.
2011 Literature Board Grants Grants for Developing Writers $25,000 for writing for performance.

Awards for Works

The Silver Alps 2014 single work drama

'Heidi and her daughter are being evicted. Her brother comes to the rescue, offering to drive them to a cabin in the mountains to start afresh.

'As the scenery shifts and the mountains divide, in a series of near-identical motel rooms, Heidi battles with past addictions and paranoia. It seems there’s an unsettling ulterior motive for this trip, but will anyone take the driver’s seat to avert the danger?

'A play of mystical mountains and itchy motel rooms, charged with sexuality and secrets, The Silver Alps rips the hood off the family car and drags things lurking out from under the motel bed.'

Source: Author's website.

2014 winner Max Afford Award
Trollop 2011 single work drama

'Clara lives with her partner, Erik, in a clean, modern home untouched by a flood that has ravaged many parts of their town. Recently unemployed and growing fat and slovenly, her days are spent in front of the television, awash with images of disasters and destruction and programs that flaunt versions of the woman Clara could be if she tried. She is overwhelmed to the point of apathy; immobilised. Feeling so numb, she toys with Erik'’s emotions, and sends him on excursions to fetch her obscure items for a book he has obligated her to make, as if to extract some new reaction from him. She is, perhaps, trying to sabotage their comfort.

'One stormy night, Eugenie comes to the door as a Jehovah'’s Witness to speak to them about the End Days. When she is invited in to take shelter, the evening soon drips with danger, violence, and ugly truths. And Clara’'s hideous troll skin will be revealed and burst open. ' (Publisher's blurb)

2012-2013 winner Queensland Premier's Drama Award - Theatre and Public Life
My Mother's Machines 2009 single work short story
2008 highly commended State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award
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