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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, 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 under Raimondo Cortese. In 2014 she undertook a Dramaturgy Internship with Playwriting Australia and the following year took part in the Besen Writers’ Programme at Malthouse Theatre. Recent works include: Virgins and Cowboys (Theatreworks, Griffin Theatre), F. (Riot Stage/Poppyseed Festival), Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise (MKA/MTC NEON), Death Match (Monash/Malthouse), Lovely Mess (Riot Stage/Festival of Live Art), and desert, 6:29pm (writer, Red Stitch). She is currently the resident writer at Riot Stage Youth Theatre ( and a co-founder of the dramaturgy initiative Lonely Company (

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