Performance Bio

Telia Nevile is a writer, performer and photographer who loves long-form language, dance movies and play lists that shift from Jay Z to Megadeth and back again. A cult favourite of Melbourne's alternative comedy and art scene, Nevile is known for her beautifully-written, slyly-subversive pieces that rage against the machine and champion the outsider.

Her most recent solo show, Untitled No. 7, was nominated for Best Performance at the 2018 Melbourne Fringe, and received critical and audience acclaim for its first season. Earlier in the year, her epic poem, Poet Vs Pageant, was nominated for the Most Innovative Work at the 2018 NZ Fringe, having previously won the L'Apres Fringe Award at the 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival and been nominated for the prestigious Best English Production Award at the same festival. During its premier season, Poet Vs Pageant won the Best Emerging Writer award at the 2015 Melbourne Fringe.

Recent guest appearances include the 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival, the 2017 Castlemaine Festival, the 2017 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, the 2016 Melbourne Emerging Writers' Festival, the Melbourne Theatre Company’s 2015 Neon Season, the 2014 Sydney Writers’ Festival and the 2014 Indianapolis Fringe.

If you’d like to find out more about her inner workings, her ode to 1980s teen movie director John Hughes is published in the Women of Letters compendium ‘Between Us’, out now through Penguin Books.