Lisette Drew is a writer and stage manager based in Melbourne. She grew up on the beaches of Newcastle, born in the year of the Newcastle earthquake. Despite being born on shaky ground, her love for stories and storytelling has never wavered.

Lisette discovered the power of words from the very first one she spoke. That word was turtle, and since then, the magic of turning words into stories has been her passion.

She graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts with a Bachelor of Production, receiving the Friends of VCA Limelighters Award and the Ron Rosanove Travelling Scholarship for her theatre work. Lisette is currently a stage manager, bringing stories to life on stage for Melbourne Theatre Company, and has worked on twenty shows with the company, many being new         Australian works.

For the last three years, she has toured theatre productions to young people in Victorian and Tasmanian regional communities. In 2020, her passion for writing has come centre stage. Lisette is a member of Writer’s Victoria.

Awards and Prizes

Shortlisted Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award 2020

Top Ten Edythe Brooke Cooper Playwriting Competition One Act Plays 2020


Melbourne City of Literature Wildlife Postcards Project 2020

Upcoming Workshops and Events

Interactive Story Time – BOOK HERE


I acknowledge the Yalukit Willam Peoples of the Boon Wurrung, the First Peoples of Country on which I live and write. I pay my respects to all First Peoples, to their ancestors and Elders, and to our shared future.