Michael Costi

Michael Costi

Michael is a playwright and screenwriter based in Sydney.

In 2021 Michael wrote the narration for Universal Woman produced by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. The narration chronicled the remarkable creative achievements of Hildegard von Bingen, the twelfth-century polymath and was performed by Kate Box. In 2020, Michael was granted a place in Belvoir Street Theatre’s Philip Parsons Writers’ Lab. In 2019 his play Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. was produced by Theatreworks as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and had its Sydney debut in May of 2021 at Kings Cross Theatre. In 2018, Michael’s musical, The Overcoat, an adaptation of Gogol’s short story, premiered as part of Belvoir’s inaugural 25A season. In the same year, he wrote the narration for Karakoram: A Medieval Musical Journey produced by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra. The narration was adapted from a journal of William of Rubruck 1253 AD and performed by David Wenham.

In 2016 Michael co-wrote Visiting Hours, an immersive theatre experience at Kings Cross Theatre commissioned by Vivid Festival and its success meant it returned the following year. Michael has written short films including The Horrific Murder of Grigori Rasputin produced by the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and Daisy, Ferguson and Ursula which was awarded the UTS People’s Choice Award (Golden Eye Awards).

Michael graduated with a Masters Degree in Writing for Performance 2017 (NIDA). He has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney.