Michele Lee
PLAYWRIGHT

Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian playwright and theatre-maker working across stage and audio. She has been commissioned by Radio National, Next Wave Festival, Darwin Festival, Platform Youth Theatre, St Martins Youth Arts Centre, Arts House, Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company and Malthouse Theatre. Previous works include Going Down (Malthouse Theatre, STC), Rice (Queensland Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company), Off Centre (STC), The Naked Self (FOLA, Arts House) and Talon Salon (Next Wave Festival, You Are Here Festival, Darwin Festival). Rice won the 2016-17 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award and is shortlisted for the 2018 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards. Her radio play, See how the leaf people run, won an AWGIE for Best original radio play. Her memoir, Banana Girl, is published by Transit Lounge.  

Michele has been in residence at Union House Theatre, The Playwrights Centre (USA), Radio National and in Laos (Asialink residency).

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