Maxine Mellor is a multi-award-winning young playwright from Queensland. She won QTC’s Young Playwrights Award (2001, 2002, 2003); the George Landen Dann Award (2005); a Matilda Award for Best New Work for Production (2005); and a Matilda Award nomination for Best Emerging Artist (2008). She is currently a finalist in the 2012/2013 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.
Maxine was an Australian playwright delegate at World Interplay (2005); Associate Writer with QTC (2006‐2008); an alumnus of ATYP’s Fresh Ink writing program (2008, 2009); and recipient of the Fresh Ink inaugural commission (2010). In 2011, Maxine was one of four playwrights to participate in Playlab’s Lab Rats program. She is currently a QTC Associate Artist; commissioned by Terrapin Puppet Theatre in Hobart; and supported by the Australia Council’s Literature Board. Maxine has written over twenty plays of various lengths, including Anna Robi & the House of Dogs, Desiree Din & the Red Forest, and Magda’s Fascination with Wax Cats. Her work has been performed nationally and is published by Playlab Press and the Australian Script Centre.
Anna Robi And The House Of Dogs
by Maxine Mellor
"Maxine Mellor is an audacious talent with an apparently boundless imagination and will to explore the nooks and crannies of...
Desiree Din and The Red Forest
by Maxine Mellor
Desiree Din feels like a powerless little girl. Sick of hearing she’s too young to understand, she fights with ...
Making Myths, Magic and Monsters
with Maxine Mellor
Join Maxine Mellor in this inspiring and practical workshop where we’ll explore how myths, magic and monsters can transform ...
Off the Page
See what a playwright mentor, director and actors can contribute to the creative process when they get your writing off ...