Morgan Rose

Co-Artistic Directors
Rawcus Staff

Morgan Rose was born in New Orleans, grew up in New Mexico, and currently lives in Melbourne. She is an internationally produced playwright, performance maker, and dramaturg. She was resident writer and co-artistic director of youth company Riot Stage ( for 10 years where she devised award nominated new work with an ensemble of teenagers for festivals and venues across Australia. Morgan teaches, mentors and creates at a number of universities around Melbourne. As a dramaturg she has worked with Melbourne Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Playwriting Australia, and was co-founder of the dramaturgy initiative Lonely Company.  In addition to her text-based work she has a background in physical theatre and devising. She has studied with SITI Company (NYC, USA), Pacific Performance Project (Seattle, USA), Zen Zen Zo Physical Theatre (Brisbane, Australia), and Dairakudakan (Hakuba, Japan). She completed a Master of Writing for Performance at VCA in 2013. Recent works include: Virgins and Cowboys (writer, Theatreworks, Griffin Theatre), Everyone Is Famous (writer, Riot Stage/Speakeasy), Lord Willing and the Creek Don’t Rise (writer, MKA/MTC NEON), The BachelorS17E05 (co-creator, The People/La Mama), desert, 6:29pm (writer, Red Stitch/Wuzhen Festival/Currency Press), little girls alone in the woods (Canberra Youth Theatre/Currency Press), and Fast Food (writer, Red Stitch). She is left handed.