Melissa Bubnic

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Melissa is a playwright and comedy writer. She studied at the University of Melbourne and then took an MA in Writing for Performance at Goldsmiths.

Melissa's play Beached won the 2010 Patrick White Playwrights Award awarded by the Sydney Theatre Company funded by STC and the Sydney Morning Herald. She is currently under commission for NT Connections and Sydney Theatre Co.

In 2011 Melissa graduated from the Channel Four Screenwriting Programme for new writers and she is currently developing two projects with Clerkenwell and Tiger, and wrote on the final series of Shameless.

In 2015, she was on the Channel 4 Playwriters scheme with the Orange Tree Theatre. She is currently developing original comedy and drama projects for film and TV. 




Director Paige Rattray

In a world of high finance, every man is in it for himself - and no one understands that better than the token female.

Sydney Theatre Company, The Bush Theatre (with Headlong Theatre)
Patrick White Playwrights' Award 2010
Director Justin Audibert

The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation

Marlowe Theatre, Soho Theatre

Winner of Griffin Theatre Company's 2017 Lysicrates Prize for Playwrighting.

Director Sarah Davey-Hull
  • Martin Ayeni
  • Norma Butikofer
  • Callum Cameron
  • Natasha-Videl Harmer
    New commission for Central School of Speech and Drama
    Central School of Speech and Drama
    Winner of the Patrick White Playwrights Award 2010
    Director Shannon Murphy
  • Gia Carides
  • Arka Das
  • Blake Davis
  • Kate Mulvany
    The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation
    The Griffin, Sydney
    Director Omar F. Okai
    Four very different teenagers search for sex, validation, and the wisdom to know which is which
    Brockley Jack Studio Theatre
    Producer Misshapen Theatre
  • Jennie Lathan
  • Andrew Macbean
    Short play as part of Blast Off, an evening of sci-fi drama
    Theatre 503
    Director Anne Browning
  • Ella Caldwell
  • Giordano Gangl
  • Olga Markeeva
  • Tim Potter
    A comedy set in an everyday Australian office
    Red Stitch Actors Theatre, Melbourne
    Director Jason Geary
  • Petra Kalive

    A subversive attack on the self help industry

    Mark Street Hall, Melbourne
    Director Brett Adam
  • Sarah Borg
  • Kurt Geyer
    Two strangers find themselves dumped in a desert and the unlikely pair become friends
    The Black Box, Melbourne, Rehearsed Reading
    Director Sam Strong
  • Maria Angelico
  • Jasper Bagg
  • Sarah Borg
  • Nick Colla
    Winner of the La Mama Emerging Playwright's Prize
    Carlton Courthouse, Melbourne
    Producer Platform Youth Theatre
    Director Clare Watson
    Black comedy about a culture in fear
    La Mama




    Episode of the popular adult storytelling show. The legendary Doc himself, Christopher Lloyd, narrates a darkly comic tale about a detective's haunted sat nav. Jimmy Carr recites a ghoulish zombie story.

    Tiger Aspect for Dave
    3 x 30'
    Lime Pictures for Channel 4
  • Ben Miller
  • Sue Perkins

    A convict escapes from prison by mailing self out in a parcel, only to be delivered by mistake to an intense online shopping addict

    Tiger Aspect Productions for Dave
    Pilot for 6 x 45'

    A series about a ballet school.

    Tiger for Channel 4
    In development
    Violet Vixens
    Pilot for 6 x 45'

    About a girl gang.

    In development
  • Nicky Evans
  • Ciaran Griffiths
  • Aaron McCusker
  • David Threlfall
    One script for the eleventh series of Shameless
    Company Pictures for Channel 4
    Slam TV Limited
    Roughcut Television

    Creator & Writer

    Gimp Girl
    Pilot for 6 x 60'
    Comedy-drama about a teenage girl growing up in suburbia
    Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4
    In development

    Writer & Creator

    She's Back
    6 x 60'

    Pilot in development




    Producer Rachel Connors
    Adaptation of Malcolm Knox's novel about a group of friends taking part in a marathon relay race in Jamaica
    Black Milk Productions
    In development

    Writer & Director

    Winner of the Transport Accident Commission's 'Make a Film, Make a Difference' competition