Hey there, I’m Isabella Perversi, an award-winning actor, theatre-maker & writer.
I live in Naarm (Melbourne) and I am currently working on a new show which will premier at the end of the 2023.
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I've been described as "a talent to watch for the future" (Stage Whispers) and "objectively one of the best contemporary writers in Australian Theatre" (Theatre Travels).
My first play 'EMBER' was nominated for a Green Room Award, Best in Theatre (Melbourne Fringe 2020) and selected by Assembly Festival to be presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (2021), in which it was listed as one of The Best Feminists works by Refinery29.
"[Canary] is simply the next step in the evolution of a playwright that has the potential to leave a permanent mark on our country's art history." - Theatre Travels
My new solo show ‘Canary’ premiered at Fringe Rebound Festival in March and will transfer to Melbourne Fringe Festival in October 2022.
"Take any scene from 'What rhymes with orange?' and you could easily mistake it as being from some Pulitzer Prize-winning classic" - Theatre Travels
My second play 'What Rhymes With Orange?’ won Best Emerging Producer at Melbourne Fringe 2021 in which I received an internship with MILKE Productions.
"A neatly constructed two-hander that portrays, with humour and claustrophobic drama, the wheels falling off an intimate relationship." - The Age
I also wrote, co-produced and performed in short films ‘Friends Of Mine’ (Selected Cannes Shorts 2021, St Kilda Film Festival) and ‘The Sh*t Between Us’.
I've performed with Opera Australia on various productions including ‘The Ring Cycle’ (Dir. Neil Armfield), ‘Rigoletto’ (Dir. Roger Hodgman) and ‘Don Giovanni’ (Dir. David McVicar).
As a dancer Ive toured nationally with Life Like Touring (Chor. Katie Ditchburn) and performed in music videos for Bridget Mendler (Disney) and Bonjah. Ive also performed regularly with Indigenous Hip Hop Projects who have been working extensively in Indigenous communities around Australia since 2005.
★★★★ - Theatre People
Other theatre credits include Julia in ‘Fefu and Her Friends’ (Dir. Sapidah Kian), Flavia in ‘Mad Forest’ (Dir. Sean Mee), Masha in ‘The Three Sisters’ (Dir. Helen Trenos), ‘Dr Faustus Lights the Lights’ (Dir. Alyson Campbell), ‘The Comedy of Errors’ (Dir. Tony Smith).