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Michelle LawScreenwriter | Playwright | Author

Michelle Law is a writer with experience in journalism, screenwriting and playwriting. She wrote the highly acclaimed Single Asian Female, a play commissioned by La Boite, which earned a 5-star Guardian review before transferring to a sold-out season at Belvoir in 2018. The play has since returned to La Boite with Michelle in the lead role, and toured to Melbourne. Her new commission, Miss Peony, will be staged at Belvoir Street Theatre in 2020.
She won an AWGIE Award for Homecoming Queens, the first web series commissioned by SBS On-Demand. Michelle co-created, co-wrote and starred in the series. Homecoming Queens won Best Screenplay at Melbourne WebFest 2018. Michelle also wrote on Get Krack!n and The Katering Show, which won a 2018 AWGIE for Best Situation or Narrative Comedy.
Michelle wrote multi-platform content for Flashforward (ABC), worked in the writer’s room for The Family Law (SBS), and developed story and interactive media for Slide (FOX8), for which she won an AWGIE. Michelle also won the 2016 Queensland Premier’s Young Publishers and Writers Award. In 2013, Michelle wrote the short film Bloomers, directed by Corrie Chen, and Suicide and Me, a short documentary which screened on ABC2.
She is currently working on several theatre commissions, as well as feature and television projects.

For a full CV please contact info@rgm.com.au.

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Books & Plays

  • Your Asian Mother Says: “You look just like Mummy when she was your age.”
  • Your Asian Mother Means: “You will secure love and happiness thanks to my genes so essentially you owe me everything.”
  • Benjamin Law and Michelle Law, the long-suffering children of an Asian Mother, bring you the hilarious Sh*t Asian Mothers Say, featuring the wisdom of Asian Mothers the world over, from “Eat every grain of rice, otherwise that’s how many pimples your future spouse will have” to “She’s just jealous – and racist”. The book also includes quizzes (“Have You Failed Your Asian Mother?”), an interpretation guide to “What your Asian Mother is really saying”, Ten Asian Mother Commandments (Thou shalt not sleepover) and an Asian Mothers’ Guide to Beauty (bad perms, colour, eyelids). With illustrations by Oslo Davis that bring the disapproving Asian Mother to life, this is the perfect gift for the Asian Mother in your life – or perhaps her children.
  • Published by Nero, available through Kobo [To purchase, go to Publisher]

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