MEET OUR WRITERS
Chanella Macri is a Melbourne based actor and theatre-maker from the Blue Mountains, Sydney. Her practice centers on body, family, loss and the intersection of cultural identity and gender.
Trained at the VCA, she graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre Practise, the Patricia Kennedy Award and as Valedictorian of the University of Melbourne VCA and MCM.
Ivana Brehas graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2018 with a Screenwriting degree, and is a founding member of the Australian film publication Rough Cut. She is interested in love, death, women’s writing, queer history, animal rights, housing, immigration, and addiction, and in expressing ideas through experimental, sensory, and non-narrative means. VIGIL/ANT/E is her first play.
Lauren Anderson and Meegan May are co-writers based in Melbourne. Lauren Anderson is an award-winning screenwriter and giant story nerd. She is currently writing on kids comedy Kitty Is Not A Cat for BES Animation and is a writer in residence at ACMI X. Her writing explores the collision of fantasy and the everyday and is powered by tea and biscuits.
Meegan May is a former military intelligence analyst turned screenwriter, whose screenplays have been shortlisted for the AWG’s John Hinde Award, Final Draft’s Big Break Competition, and the BlueCat Screenplay Competition among others. She was recently awarded the McCraith House Writer’s Residency to work on a TV drama script, and is lead writer on a project in development with SBS.
Roshelle Fong is a Chinese-Australian multi-disciplinary artist currently in Melbourne Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre program. In 2018 she completed Malthouse Theatre’s Besen Family Artist Programme and won the Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice award at Melbourne Fringe for her immersive show, nomnomnom. This year she’ll tour nomnomnom in Sydney and Shanghai and curate a time-travelling adaptation at Testing Grounds.
Maja Amanita has needs. She’s been kicked around since she landed here from Communist Poland. So she learned her Alphabet better than 9 in 10. Maja needs to fit in. Maja has wants like silk and champagne. Wants that need the boxes ticked. She ticked them.
Maja didn’t like the cost of that.
Maja has words and with each breath they set her free from her needs and wants.