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 newest show, Untitled No. 7, has won critical and audience acclaimed, and received nominations for Best Performance (2018 Melbourne Fringe) and Writing - Cabaret (2019 Green Room Awards) for its premier season. Prior to this, her blood-soaked epic poem, Poet Vs Pageant, won the L'Apres Fringe Award (2017 Montreal Fringe) and Best Emerging Writer (2015 Melbourne Fringe), and received nominations for Most Innovative Work (2018 NZ Fringe) and Best English Production (2017 Montreal Fringe).
Recent appearances also include the 2017 Queensland Poetry Festival, the 2017 Castlemaine State 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.