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 developing a new play at the National Theatre Studio and has a commission with the Sydney Theatre Company.
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 2014, she successfully secured a place on the Channel 4 Playwriters scheme with the Orange Tree Theatre.