Mel Page is an award-winning set and costume designer working across theatre, opera and film both in Australia and internationally.
She has designed the costumes for operas; INNOCENCE, THE GREEK PASSION, and TRISTAN UND ISOLDE for Festival d’Aix, LEAR and MÉDÉE for Salzburg Festival; directed by Simon Stone. Other opera credits include costume design for; DIE TOTE STADT and DIE TEUFEL VON LOUDUN for Bayerische Staatsoper, PELLEAS AND MELISANDE for Den Norske Opera & Ballet, and set design for Noye’s FLUDDE for Victorian Opera.
Mel recently designed the costumes for ON THE BEACH directed by Kip Williams and the set and costumes for A RAISIN IN THE SUN directed by Wesley Enoch both productions were for Sydney Theatre Company (STC). Other theatre credits include; costumes for PHAEDRA for the National Theatre, set and costume for LETHAL INDIFFERENCE (STC), BACK AT THE DOJO, TASTE OF HONEY, AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, SMALL AND TIRED and MEDEA for Belvoir, MINNIE & LIRAZ and THE APOCOLYPSE BEAR TRILOGY for Melbourne Theatre Company, NIGHT MAYBE for Theatreworks and internationally MEDEA for Theater Basel. Her theatre costume design credits include for CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, MARY STUART, LES LIASONS DANGEREUSES for which her work was nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award, and BAAL for STC. OPENING NIGHT, STOP GIRL, JASPER JONES, IVANOV, KILL THE MESSENGER, SEVENTEEN, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, HAMLET, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STRANGE INTERLUDE, and THE PROMISE, ELEKTRA/ ORESTES for Belvoir; THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR for Malthouse Theatre & Belvoir and LA POMPEII for Malthouse Theatre. Her international theatre costume design credits include; ENGEL IN AMERIKA for Theater Basel, DREI SCHWESTERN for Theater Basel and LES TROIS SOEURS for L’Odeon.
She also designs costumes for dance. These credits include COMPLEXITY OF BELONGING and DEPTH OF FIELD for Chunky Move and set and costume for PUNCTURE for Legs on the Wall.
In 2016, Mel was the proud recipient of the George Fairfax Memorial Award.