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Melita Rowston

Artist, Writer

Melita is a graduate of VCA (BFA- Painting), NIDA (Directing) and UTS (MA – Creative Writing)

Theatre credits include: Cockroach (Writer/Director, Sydney Fringe Festival, Melbourne Fringe Festival ’18, Adelaide Fringe Festival ‘19), Between the Streetlight and The Moon (Writer, Shortlisted for 2016 STC Patrick White Playwright’s Award and 2016 Silver Gull Award, KXT Theatre, ‘17), Ljubicica: Wild Violet, (Writer/Director, Casula Powerhouse, ’17, Melbourne Cabaret Festival, ’16, Seymour Centre, Winner BEST MUSIC Sydney Fringe, ‘15), Bread & Butter, (Writer/Director, ASYLUM, Apocalypse Theatre, ‘15), Why Torture is Wrong, and The People Who Love Them by Christopher Durang, (Director, New Theatre, ‘14), Canyonlands (Writer, Low Windows High Doorways, subtlenuance, ‘14), MilkMilkLemonade by Joshua Conkel, (Director, New Theatre, ‘13), The Crash (Writer, MayDay Festival/Sonic Tales, ‘13), Crushed, (Writer, Spare Room, New Theatre, ‘12), SPEW, (Writer/Director, Darlinghurst Theatre, ‘04) Sugarbomb, (Writer/Director, TRS/Old Fiztroy, ‘04), Top Shorts – ‘Rocket Baby’ by Caleb Lewis, (Director, Naked Theatre Company/TRS, ‘03), Solitude in Blue, (Writer/Director, Griffin, ‘02), Spunks by Rebel Wilson, (Director, Push Up Theatre/Griffin, ‘02), cover, girl, (Director, B Sharp/ Adelaide Cabaret Festival, ‘01) Swing Girl, (Writer/Director, Griffin, ‘01). Melita was a resident playwright at Griffin Theatre Company in 2005/06.

Performance credits include: THE GIANT WORM SHOW! (Winner Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund Award, ’17, Adelaide Fringe, ‘17, Sydney Fringe, ‘16), 6 Degrees of Ned Kelly, (Radio National, ’16, Adelaide Fringe, ’16, Sydney Fringe, ’15, Melbourne Fringe, ‘15), Hey! Yeah! It’s Molly’s Travelling Worm Show! (Malthouse Theatre, ‘13).

Melita is a regular contributor to YOKE magazine:

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Cockroach: Putting on our Armour
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale, Sydney 6 - 8 Sep 2018

Cockroach: Putting on our Armour

"Crazy old stories" of transformation opened up a pathway for Melita Rowston to explore gendered violence.

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