Playwright | Brisbane | Australia

Inspired by nature, oddballs, and difficult questions.

Maxine is an award-winning playwright of over twenty works for the stage. Recent awards include the 2012/2013 Queensland Premier's Drama Award, Inscription's Edward Albee New York City Residency Scholarship, 2012, and the Max Afford Playwright's Award, 2014.

Recent productions include new versions of The Wind in the Willows  for La Boite Theatre, The Wizard of Oz (Danger Ensemble/La Boite Theatre Company), and Trollop for Queensland Theatre Company. 


Her work has been performed nationally and internationally and is published by Playlab Press and the Australian Script Centre. 

Maxine Mellor is an audacious talent with an apparently boundless imagination and will to explore the nooks and crannies of humanity.

Stage Noise, 2010

Mellor’s writing is rich and rhythmic

Sydney Morning Herald, 2006

The writing here is quite marvelous, and it is not difficult to see why Mellor is considered one of the bright rising stars of Australian Theatre.

Media Culture, 2012