Photography: Kat Cornwell.

Morgan Rose

Morgan Rose was born in New Orleans, grew up in New Mexico, and currently lives in Melbourne. She is an internationally produced playwright and performance maker. Her work is contemporary and darkly funny, with an element of absurdism. In addition to her text-based work she has a background in physical theatre and devising. She has studied with SITI Company (NYC, USA), Pacific Performance Project (Seattle, USA), Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Brisbane, Australia), and Dairakudakan (Hakuba, Japan). She completed a Master of Writing for Performance at VCA in 2013. In 2020 she was a dramaturgy placement with Malthouse Theatre as part of the Besen Family Artist Program. She was a recipient of the INK writing commission with Red Stitch Actors Theatre in 2014 and again in 2018. Recent works include: Virgins and Cowboys (writer, Theatreworks, Griffin Theatre), F. (writer, Riot Stage/Poppyseed Festival), Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise (writer, MKA/MTC NEON), The BachelorS17E05 (co-creator, La Mama), and desert, 6:29pm (writer, Red Stitch/Wuzhen Festival). She is currently the resident writer at Riot Stage Youth Theatre ( and a co-founder of the dramaturgy initiative Lonely Company ( She is left handed.