Author

MELISSA REEVES

Melissa Reeves

Melissa Reeves is a Melbourne Playwright. Her plays include Happy Ending, Furious Mattress, The Spook (awarded the 2005 Louis Esson Prize for Drama in the Victorian Premiers Awards, and two AWGIES for best new play), and Sweetown (awarded the Jill Blewitt Memorial Playwrights Award in 1993).

She wrote In Cahoots and Storming Heaven for the Red Shed Co., Great Day for Melbourne Workers Theatre, Road Movie for Back to Back Theatre, and Salt Creek Murders for Mainstreet. She has co-written a number of plays including Magpie (with Richard Frankland), and Who's Afraid of the Working Class and Fever (both with Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius and Christos Tsiolkas, composer-Irine Vela) – the former of which won best play in the Queensland Literary Awards, two AWGIES for best new play, and the Jill Blewitt Playwrights Award in 1999.

Melissa also co-wrote the screen-play for the film Blessed, based on Who's Afraid of the Working Class.

IN CAHOOTS by Melissa Reeves
SALT CREEK MURDERS by Melissa Reeves
THE SPOOK by Melissa Reeves
TOUGH GIRLS by Melissa Reeves
FURIOUS MATTRESS by Melissa Reeves
THE REAL WORLD by Melissa Reeves
FURIOUS MATTRESS by Melissa Reeves
CUE THE CHORUS: PULLING RABBITS OUT OF HATS by Melissa Reeves
HAPPY ENDING by Melissa Reeves

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