Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian playwright and theatre-maker working across stage, audio and live art.
Her work is largely narrative-focused, in comedy and drama and explores stories of women, otherness and found families. She has been commissioned by Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Company (STC), Malthouse Theatre, Arts House, Next Wave Festival, Darwin Festival, Platform Youth Theatre and St Martins Youth Arts Centre. Current works and works-in-development include Single Ladies (Red Stitch) and Security. Previous works include An assistant’s notes for a pandemic (Arts House Refuge project, Hypothetical) Going Down (Malthouse, STC), Rice (Queensland Theatre, Griffin Theatre), Off Centre (STC), The Naked Self (Arts House, FOLA) and Talon Salon (Next Wave Festival, You Are Here, Darwin Festival). Rice won the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award, the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award, an Australian Writers’ Guild award and was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, Nick Enright Prize. Her memoir, Banana Girl, is published by Transit Lounge.