Dina Ross

Dina Ross trained as a journalist and initially worked as a broadcaster and producer with BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service in the UK. She has written for many newspapers and magazines, including The Age, where she was a feature writer and reviewer for six years and currently reviews for The Australian Book Review.

Dina's plays include Smokescreens (Chapel Off Chapel), Waiting (Festival of One, Bakehouse Theatre Adelaide, Fortyfivedownstairs Melbourne, Green Room Award nominee), and Trio (La Mama, Bakehouse Theatre Adelaide and regional centre tour, Fortyfivedownstairs).

Dina has been an Affiliate Writer with Melbourne Theatre Company (Summer Season - Hard Lines, director Julian Meyrick) and with Red Stitch (Cropped, director Gary Abrahams). Cropped went onto win the Virtual Theatre Playwriting Award USA in 2011. Chrysalis (Carlton Courthouse, La Mama) was a VCAA Theatre Studies text and is published by Currency Press.

Dina’s shorter plays have been presented by A is for Atlas, Looking Glass Theatre New York, at Short & Sweet Festival in Sydney and on BBC and ABC Radio. The Suitcase, winner of the 2008 Gippsland Theatre Festival Playwriting Award, was presented at the Short & Sweet One Act Play Festival in Sydney and also featured in MKA Theatre of New Writing's inaugural Melbourne season.

In 2015 Dina's black comedy, Muffins At the Death Café premiered at the Metanoia Theatre, Mechanics Institute, Brunswick.

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