Bio

bioshoesShort answer: Thirty-one years old. Australian. Written four plays that a lot of people seem to like. Writing a novel. Enjoy playing guitar, reading, painting. Dream of hiking Machu Picchu.

Long answer: My name is Stu Mentha and I am a playwright currently based in Melbourne. I have written four professionally-produced plays: Déjà Vu in 2012, False Friends in 2013, Cat Black in 2014, and Jewel Box in 2015. All four plays premiered at the Prague Fringe Festival to sold-out audiences. Cat Black and Jewel Box were both number one picks of the Prague Fringe on FringeReview.co.uk and you can find a review of my work here: fringereview.co.uk. Jewel Box was most recently restaged at Divadlo Kolowrat in central Prague just across the road from where Mozart premiered Don Giovanni. I worked in Europe for several years as a creative producer as well as a writer, and I have years of experience editing and proofreading. Lately I’ve also been dabbling in art and flash fiction. I am currently working on a new play which will be my first drama (though not without comedy) as well as a number of short story collections. Stay tuned to this blog for updates!

Education

I completed my degree in Professional and Creative Writing at Deakin University in Melbourne, 2009, studied Italian film and literature at the University of Turin, Italy, acting at the Prague Playhouse, and have also attended numerous workshops most notably with Art Malik (True Lies), The Actor’s Temple London, Hollywood casting director Nancy Bishop, and Phil Burgers (Doctor Brown) winner of the Fosters Edinburgh Comedy Award.

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You can find more detailed information about my plays here, or, if you would like to hire me as a freelance writer (proofreading, editing, copy writing, web content) you can find more information here.

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