Natesha Somasundaram

Natesha is a writer and performer for theatre and television. She graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Performing Arts in 2017 and was resident playwright at Melbourne Theatre Company 2017-2019.

Natesha’s plays have been performed at Melbourne Theatre Company’s Cybec Electric seasons in 2017 and 2018; Playwriting Australia’s National Play Festival; Melbourne Fringe Festival; and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. She has also had work developed by Playwriting Australia. Her debut play JEREMY AND LUCAS BUY A FUCKING HOUSE was nominated for Best Writing at the 2019 Green Room Awards. Her latest play BURNING MAN was commissioned by Melbourne Theatre Company, and she is a currently developing a new play for Sydney based NEW GHOSTS THEATRE COMPANY/IGNITE COLLECTIVE

Natesha wrote Episode 10 of THE UNLISTED for Aquarius Films/Netflix. She has worked as writer for Season 2 of GET KRACK!N for the ABC and in writer’s rooms for series ranging from comedy to children’s tv, to sci-fi and political thriller.

Natesha is currently performing in MAD AS A CUTE SNAKE by Amelia Evans and Dan Giovannoni; and OH NO! SATAN STOLE MY PINEAL GLAND by Kirby Medway dir. Jean Tong + Lou Wall for the 2019 Melbourne Fringe