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BiographyHistory

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.

Most Referenced Works

Personal Awards

2017 winner The Lysicrates Prize for Ghosting the Party
2012 shortlisted Richard Burton Award for New Plays

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Hedda 2018 13738983 2018 single work drama

'Hedda Gabler is railing against her life. She didn’t marry bogan drug slinger George Tesman so she could play housewife in a monstrous Gold Coast mansion with white leather couches, blingy chandeliers and endless rounds of Aperol Spritz.

'She wants something much more. Now her old flame, Ejlert Løvborg, is out of prison and off the junk. Is he about to slice off a piece of George’s empire? Maybe Hedda can pull some strings to work this to her advantage.

'Logie Award-winning actor Danielle Cormack (Wentworth, Rake) is the Hedda we’ve all been waiting to see. Melissa Bubnic gives us a local version of the Henrik Ibsen classic that is as dangerous and surprising as its heroine.'

Source: Queensland Theatre Company.

2018 nominated Matilda Awards Best Mainstage Production
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
y separately published work icon Beached 2011 Strawberry Hills : Currency Press , 2013 Z1781943 2011 single work drama humour

'Arty is huge. Ginormous. Morbidly and grossly obese, he’s in need of a gastric bypass to save his life. At over 400 kilos, he’s the world’s fattest teenager.

'Arty is also being followed by a reality TV crew. Will he lose the kilos needed to have the op? Will he survive to eat another cream puff? Will Louise, his Pathways-to-Work officer, transform his life in ways he never imagined?

'Unapologetically satiric, Beached is also the moving story of a man imprisoned in his own body. It lays bare the mercenary nature of reality TV, and turns the microscope on society’s insatiable appetite for human misery.'

Source: Griffin Theatre Company.

2013 nominated Victorian Green Room Awards Writing/Adaptation for the Australian Stage
2011 shortlisted Griffin Award for New Australian Playwriting
2010 winner Patrick White Playwrights' Award
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