Melita Rowston

Melita Rowston is a writer, director, painter and performer. She’s a graduate of UTS (MA-Creative Writing), NIDA (Grad Dip-Directing), VCA (BFA-Painting), Swinburne (Adv Cert-Art & Design). Recent credits: Cockroach (Writer/Director, New Zealand Fringe ’20, Adelaide Fringe ’19, Melbourne Fringe ’18, Sydney Fringe ’18), Between the Streetlight and The Moon, (Writer, Shortlisted for 2016 STC Patrick White Playwright’s Award and Silver Gull Award, Kings Cross Theatre ’17), Ljubicica: Wild Violet (Writer/Director, Casula Powerhouse ’17, Melbourne Cabaret Festival ’16, Winner BEST MUSIC Sydney Fringe ‘15) THE GIANT WORM SHOW! (Writer/Performer, Winner Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Award, Adelaide Fringe ‘17, Sydney Fringe ‘16), 6 Degrees of Ned Kelly, (Writer/Performer, redeveloped for ‘This is About’, ABC Radio National ’17, Adelaide Fringe ‘16, Sydney Fringe ‘15, Melbourne Fringe ‘15) Canyonlands (Low Windows High Doorways, subtlenuance‘14) Hey! Yeah! It’s Molly’s Travelling Worm Show! (Writer/Performer, Malthouse Theatre ’13), MilkMilkLemonade (Director, New Theatre ’13). Her other produced plays include: Crushed (Published by Playlab Indie, New Theatre, Spare Room), Sugarbomb (TRS), Solitude in Blue (Griffin), Swing Girl (Griffin). Melita was a resident playwright at Griffin Theatre Company 2005/06. She’s presented her performance poetry in London, Paris, Wellington, Sydney, Melbourne, and Byron.

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