Vidya Rajan is an award-winning writer for screen and stage, performance-maker and comedian. She has a Masters in Writing (VCA) and has been a recipient of the Wheeler Centre’s Hot Desk Fellowship, Melbourne Festival’s Director’s Lab Program and Screen Australia’s Developing the Developer Initiative.
She has recently worked as a writer and performer on projects for ABC Comedy, SBS, Red Stitch, Artshouse, Audible, Griffin Theatre, Belvoir, Malthouse, and The Blue Room. Her work has also appeared in APJ, McSweeney’s, Liminal, Cordite and Running Dog amongst others.
She is a former writer-in-residence at the Malthouse Theatre, and is currently under commission on a number of screen, stage, and digital projects. Her work is often described as formally adventurous and interested in the slipperiness of self and identity within systems and the connections we form across margins. Before working in the arts full-time, she also trained as a community and criminal lawyer.
Hot Desk Edition (November)
Veronica Sullivan, Fury, Hiroki Kobayashi, Lou Smith, Fiona Spitzkowsky, Lilit Žekulin Thwaites, Vidya Rajan, Eloise Grills
Emerging Writers’ Festival Programme Launch: The Awkward Stage
Izzy Roberts-Orr, Aïsha Trambas, Vidya Rajan, Kat Clarke, Ahmed Yussuf, Sumudu Samarawickrama
We Are Nemeses: Talking Experimental Comedy
Vidya Rajan, Alistair Baldwin, Chloe Alison Escott, Scott Limbrick
Live-stream: We Are Nemeses: Talking Experimental Comedy
Vidya Rajan, Alistair Baldwin, Scott Limbrick, Chloe Alison Escott
Fringe Debate: Should Culture Be Cancelled?
Lou Wall, Jean Tong, Ash Flanders, Evelyn Araluen, Moira Finucane, Zoë Coombs Marr, Vidya Rajan, Stuart Daulman
Poetry Month Gala
Tony Birch, Evelyn Araluen, Simon Ortiz, PiO, Walter Kadiki, Thuy On, Grace Tame, David Stavanger, Maxine Beneba Clarke, Vidya Rajan, Ren Alessandra, Izzy Roberts-Orr