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Michael Costi

Artist, Writer

Michael Costi is a Sydney based writer for screen and stage.

He has been awarded a place in Belvoir Street Theatre’s Philip Parsons Writers Lab for 2020. In 2018, Michael’s musical, The Overcoat, an adaptation of the short story by writer Nikolai Gogol, premiered as part of Belvoir’s inaugural 25A season.

In the same year, his script Karakoram was produced by the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and performed by David Wenham.

In 2019, his play Two Twenty Somethings Decide Never To Be Stressed About Anything Ever Again. Ever. was selected by Theatre- works to premiere as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and also will form part of Kings Cross Theatre’s 2020 season.

He was also a co-writer for Visiting Hours, an immersive theatre experience commissioned by the Vivid Festival in 2017. Michael has written a number of short films including The Horrific Murder of Rasputin, which was produced by the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA).

Michael is a graduate from the NIDA, where he received a Masters Degree in Writing for Performance. Prior to this, he was awarded a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney.