Melanie is a writer for stage and screen with a proven track record in Australia and the UK.
Her play The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race premiered at the Ensemble Theatre in Sydney in March 2019 and toured nationally in 2021. The play has been programmed right around Australia and New Zealand including at the State Theatre Company of South Australia and upcoming productions at Queensland Theatre and The Court Theatre in Christchurch. Melanie also adapted the play into a feature film, writing the screenplay for The Appleton Ladies’ Potato Race which is post-production with Paramount+ and EQ Media.
Melanie’s play A Broadcast Coup, opened in January 2023 at Ensemble Theatre as part of Sydney Festival.
She has 4 plays under commission at Melbourne Theatre Company, Ensemble Theatre, Sydney Festival and Blue Cow Theatre Tasmania and is developing an original tv series with Screen Tasmania, 3rd Gen Productions and Congaline. She is also at various stages of development on a couple of screen projects.
Her first play The Vegemite Tales won critical and popular acclaim, playing eight years in London, including two years on the West End. Melanie then trained as a journalist with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, where she worked for twelve years across radio, podcasting and television.