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 writing a connections play and working with Headlong and The Bush on her play Boys will be Boys.
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 is currently on the Channel 4 Playwriters scheme with the Orange Tree Theatre.
In a world of high finance, every man is in it for himself - and no one understands that better than the token female.
The fattest man in the world searches for love and salvation
New play in development with the National Theatre Studio
A subversive attack on the self help industry
Third series of the popular adult storytelling show.
A convict escapes from prison by mailing self out in a parcel, only to be delivered by mistake to an intense online shopping addict
A series about a ballet school.
About a girl gang.