Current resident writers.
Anna is an actor, writer and theatre-maker based in Melbourne. She is one of the co-creators of Green Room-award nominated company Three Birds Theatre. Three Birds is devoted to bringing female-focused stories to the stage and has swiftly gained recognition as exciting innovators of sharp, comedy driven theatre. With Three Birds, Anna has co-written and performed in Three Birds One Cock (Adelaide Fringe, Metanoia Mechanics’ Institute, Natimuk Regional Engagement, FRISK Festival), LadyCake (Poppy Seed Theatre Festival, Nati Frinj) and Enter Ophelia (La Mama; NGA Engagement) with a new work in development this year. Anna has a Bachelor of Arts (Dean’s Scholars) from Monash University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Theatre Practice) from the Victorian College of the Arts. Alongside her acting projects this year, she is currently developing a six-part comedy series and writing a feature film, The One, with AFTRS.
Amelia Newman is a writer, director and performer. Amelia has worked extensively with Riot Stage Youth Theatre as a performer on Forever City (2015) and Lovely Mess (2017). They assistant director F. with Riot Stage for Poppy Seed Theatre Festival 2016 and are currently part of Riot Stages Youth Ensemble. In 2017 Amelia wrote, produced and directed Younger and Smaller which was a part of La Mamas Exploration season.
In 2018 Amelia performed in Lovely Mess (2018) as a part of Festival of Live Art and Fringe Festival. Amelia was a part of the Melbourne chapter of ATYP's Fresh Ink Program 2018. Amelia co-wrote Never Ending Night for Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018. Amelia is a part of Malthouse Vanguard 2018/19. In 2019 Amelia has been developing her work I am not a cake at Site works in Brunswick.
Alberto Di Troia
Alberto is a Melboourne-based playwright and filmmaker, and a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts (Film & Television) and the Master of Writing For Performance at the Victorian College of the Arts. His plays include Truly Madly Britney (Theatre Works, Melbourne Theatre Company Cybec Electric), Ray Of Light (Australian Theatre For Young People), Girl Powers (Junior Space, ATYP), Coast (ABC Radio National, ATYP). Other work for theatre includes the live art/culinary experience I Still Haven't Found What I'm Cooking For, co-created with Hannah Fallowfield and Bethany J Fellows. His short film ‘Blood Trust’ has played festivals both nationally and internationally, as has his short-film editing work, and he recently produced independent feature film The Interlude (dir Holly Brindley). He was a 2016 ATYP Fresh Ink mentee, has been published by Currency Press and Voiceworks, is the recipient of the Lionel Gell Foundation Scholarship, The Orloff Family Charitable Trust Scholarship, and the Erwin Rado Memorial Prize For Excellence, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Max Afford Award. Alberto has also worked in community arts, including most recently as Artistic Director of Into The Limelight, a government funded mental health, creativity and filmmaking project of Uniting Prahran.