Melissa Reeves


Melissa Reeves is a Melbourne Playwright. Her plays include Happy Ending, Furious Mattress, The Spook (awarded the 2005 Louis Esson Prize for Drama in the Victorian Premiers Awards, and two AWGIES for best new play), and Sweetown (awarded the Jill Blewitt Memorial Playwrights Award in 1993).

She wrote In Cahoots and Storming Heaven for the Red Shed Co., Great Day for Melbourne Workers Theatre, Road Movie for Back to Back Theatre, and Salt Creek Murders for Mainstreet. She has co-written a number of plays including Magpie (with Richard Frankland), and Who's Afraid of the Working Class and Fever (both with Andrew Bovell, Patricia Cornelius and Christos Tsiolkas, composer-Irine Vela) – the former of which won best play in the Queensland Literary Awards, two AWGIES for best new play, and the Jill Blewitt Playwrights Award in 1999.

Melissa also co-wrote the screen-play for the film Blessed, based on Who's Afraid of the Working Class.

CUE THE CHORUS: PULLING RABBITS OUT OF HATS  limited
FEVER  add to cart
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THE GAP: WHAT GOES DOWN IN VEGAS, AU PAIR, WELCOME TO BULGARIA  add to cart
HAPPY ENDING  add to cart
IN CAHOOTS  add to cart
THE REAL WORLD  add to cart
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THE SPOOK  limited
TOUGH GIRLS  add to cart
WHO’S AFRAID OF THE WORKING CLASS?  add to cart