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Melissa Bubnic

MELISSA BUBNIC

  

Nationality:    Australian
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Melissa Bubnic is a playwright and screenwriter from Melbourne, currently living in London. She studied at the University of Melbourne and completed a Masters in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths, University, London. She is a recipient of commissions and prizes from Arts Victoria, Ian Potter Cultural Trust, La Mama, Transport Accident Commission's Make a Film, Make a Difference' competition, Platform Youth Theatre and the Children's Literature Board of Australia. She attended the 2007 World Interplay Playwrights' Festival as one of nine Australian delegates. Her play Beached won the 2010 Patrick White Award from the Sydney Theatre Company. Stop. Rewind was developed as part of the Red Stitch Writers Program in Melbourne and went on to tour Australia in 2012. Her playEmoticon was the winner of the Write Now 3 competition at the Brockley Jack Studio in London. Melissa is currently developing numerous TV projects, including an original comedy-drama series with Clerkenwell Films for ChAnnel 4 (UK). She also writes for UK TV show, Shameless.

Research:    http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/contributor/420376

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        7 To 75         Animal         Beached         Boys Will Be Boys         Citizen Corps         Emoticon         Hazel Curtis: Fear Doctor         I Do Believe In Monsters         Love on a Doomed Planet         Shedding         Sick         Stop. Rewind.



7 To 75

Synopsis:
An exploration through text and movement of the journey through a woman's life. . . from 7 to 75.

Notes:
conceived by Amy Hodge and the company with additional text by Melissa Bubnic

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Genre:
one act piece

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Animal

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A reworking of Euripides' The Bacchae in collaboration with the Royal Court

1st Produced:
The Royal Welsh College Of Music & Drama's Richard Burton Company, Cardiff     31 Mar 2015

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Beached

Beached
Arty is 18 and 63 stone and lives with him mother Jojo. Jojo is proud of her boy and attends to his every need, including his enormous appetite for food. When a television documentary crew arrives to film the run-up to a gastric band operation, their arrival triggers change. Arty begins to contemplate a new life as well as realizing that he is experiencing love for the very first time. 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.

Notes:
short listed for the 2011 Griffin Award. reading at Soho theatre, London Jul 2010

1st Produced:
Southbank Theatre, Lawler Studio, Melbourne     23 Apr 2013

Organisations:
Melbourne Theatre Company

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Genre:
comic Drama

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Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Boys Will Be Boys

Synopsis:
Currency trader Astrid Wentworth has some much crashed through the glass ceiling but redesigned the whole building. When a new bright young thing joins the company Astrid decides to take her under her wing

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1st Produced:
Wharf 2 Theatre, Walsh Bay, NSW     16 Apr 2015

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Genre:
Drama

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Citizen Corps

Synopsis:
Written in response to the US Department of Homeland Security terror colour code system, Citizen Corps makes use of the surreal, satirical and theatrical to reveal an insane society governed by fear, division and money.

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Platform Youth Theatre

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Genre:
black comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/72956

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Emoticon

Synopsis:
a darkly comic play about four teenagers who face their own unique challenges of growing up

Notes:
winner of the Write Now 3 competition at the Brockley Jack Studio in London

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part of Write Now 3

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Play/Drama

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Hazel Curtis: Fear Doctor

Synopsis:
A subversive attack on the self help industry

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1st Produced:
Mark Street Hall, Melbourne     2009

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I Do Believe In Monsters

Synopsis:
You can't get a hairdresser's appointment because everyone suddenly needs to get their hair done, wanting to look their best for the 6 o'clock news. A girl gone missing. A small town in crisis. the community quickly pulls together to find little Hayden. . .and pulls apart almost as quickly to protect their own dirty secrets. A disturbing, comic fable about itches that need scratching, the possible end of the world and bipolar tap dancers.

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1st Produced:
Royal Central School Of Speech And Drama, London     26 Jul 2013

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Love on a Doomed Planet

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Short play as part of Blast Off, an evening of sci-fi Drama

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Genre:
short sci-fi Drama

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

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Shedding

Synopsis:
Shedding is a black comedy about a family struggling with disappointment, a play that cuts to the core of who we are and how we want to be something else.' (Ausstage record)
http://www.austlit.edu.au/run?ex=ShowWork&workId=C%23bMh

Notes:
Winner of the La Mama emerging Playwright's Prize

1st Produced:
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, Vic     02 Dec 2007

Organisations:
part of Explosion 2007

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Genre:
black comedy

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/96014

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Sick

Synopsis:
Two strangers find themselves dumped in a desert and the unlikely pair become friends

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1st Produced:
The Black Box, Melbourne, Rehearsed Reading     2009

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  1            Other:  -

Further Reference:
AustLit BRN: 940503

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Stop. Rewind.

Stop. Rewind.
a disparate group of seven work colleagues in a local government office struggle to hold onto their dreams, as they desperately attempt to prevent being completely paralysed by their workplace, and by themselves. Trevor regularly locks himself in the toilet, crying over past decisions that have brought him to this sad impasse. Heather appears perfectly fine but privately despairs that she hasn't been touched for such a long time. Tabitha's affair with her married colleague Grant means little to her but Grant is passionately in love. Having emigrated from eastern europe Nina desperately tries to climb the ladder as her useless husband seems incapable. Dim dreams of being a successful musician and plans to stay temporarilyonly it's already been thirteen months, with no end in sight. and Lachlan moves from Sydney to become General Manager only to have his team dislike him almost as much as he dislikes them. the drudgery of daily office life shifts Dramatically when a traumatic event in the department forces everybody to take a good hard look at themselves and to contemplate the possibility of changeand to ponder how far they are prepared to go in order to achieve real happiness.

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1st Produced:
Red Stitch Actors Theatre At East St Kilda, Melbourne     21 Jul 2010

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  3            Other:  doubling required

Further Reference:
http://www.ausstage.edu.au/pages/event/91921

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