Mel Page

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Mel Page is a set and costume designer for theatre and film.

Recently, Mel is designing A RAISIN IN THE SUN for Sydney Theatre Company. Her original costume concept for Tristan und Isolde was shown at Festival d’Aix. Her designs for FLIGHT 49 INSPIRED BY THE GOOD HOPE directed by Simon Stone were toured in 2021.

In 2019 Mel has designed the Costumes for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF and MARY STUART (Sydney Theatre Company).

In 2018 Mel designed the set for STC’s production of LETHAL INDIFFERENCE written by Anna Barnes, for Belvoir AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE directed by Anne-Louise Sarks and A TASTE OF HONEY directed by Eamon Flack and MEDEA with Theatre Basel in Switzerland.

In 2017 Mel designed set and costumes for the world premiere of MINNIE & LIRAZ by Lally Katz at Melbourne Theatre Company, GHOST at Belvoir and KING LEAR at the Salzburg Festival; directed by Simon Stone. Following on from 2016 designing costumes for the acclaimed production of JASPER JONES and both sets and costumes for BACK AT THE DOJO for Belvoir. She has just returned from Switzerland where she designed costumes for DIE TOTE STADT, Basel Opera and THREE SISTERS, Basel Theater.

In 2015 Mel designed the costumes for Belvoir’s productions of IVANOV, KILL THE MESSENGER, SEVENTEEN and ELEKTRA/ORESTES.  Mel also designed costumes for PELLEAS for Den Norske Opera & Ballet in Denmark, PUNCTURE for Legs on the Wall, DEPTH OF FIELD for Chunky Move, VENUS IN FUR for Darlinghurst Theatre and ANGELS IN AMERICA for Basel Theater.

Mel designed costumes for Malthouse/Belvoir co-production of THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, Belvoir’s NORA, THE GLASS MENAGERIE and A CHRISTMAS CAROL and Chunky Move work THE COMPLEXITY OF BELONGING (a co-production between Chunky Move, Melbourne Theatre Company, Melbourne Festival and Brisbane Festival).

She also designed the costumes for ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY, HAMLET, ANGELS IN AMERICA parts I and II, SMALL AND TIRED, STRANGE INTERLUDE, AS YOU LIKE IT and THE PROMISE for the Belvoir upstairs theatre and the set and costumes for OLD MAN and MEDEA downstairs.

For the Sydney Theatre Company Mel costume designed LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES and was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award for her designs. Mel designed the costumes for PYGMALION for STC in 2012; BAAL, a co-production between STC and Malthouse Theatre; and VS MACBETH, a co-production between STC and The Border Project; LA POMPEII for Malthouse; and NIGHT MAYBE for Theatre Works.

For The Hayloft Project Mel designed costumes on productions THE SUICIDE, THE ONLY CHILD and SPRING AWAKENING; the latter earning Mel a nomination for Best Design in the 2008 Green Room Awards. Mel designed set and costume for ASHES TO ASHES at 45 Downstairs and Lally Katz’s THE APOCALYPSE BEAR TRILOGY that was produced by Stuck Pigs Squealing and played at the MTC in association with the Melbourne International Arts Festival.

Mel set designed for NOYE’S FLUDDE for the Victorian Opera and THE SPICKS AND SPECKTACULAR for ABC and Token Events. Mel designed an installation for VISIBLE CITY, which was exhibited as a keynote project in the Melbourne Fringe in 2010.

Mel production and costume designed the web series ONE STEP CLOSER TO HOME and production designed short films BABY BABY, GREAT ACTS OF KINDNESS and HOLLOW BONESMel also worked in the Art Department on feature films THE TENDERHOOK and MY YEAR WITHOUT SEX.