Maki Morita (she/they) is a writer and performance-maker of Japanese descent on unceded Wurundjeri country. Maki believes in performance as a mode of reverie, and seeks to create work that is funny-sad-mad to reflect on the inherent weirdness of our world and our everyday lives. 

As a playwright, Maki’s debut work Trash Pop Butterflies, Dance Dance Paradise was shown at TheatreWorks in 2023. Her prose and poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Cordite, Island Magazine, The Suburban Review, Mascara Literary Review, Portside Review, and more. She has exhibited work at Linden New Art. 

Maki has appeared in panels, readings, and other events at The Wheeler Centre, Emerging Writers Festival, and National Young Writers Festival.

Maki graduated with a Master of Theatre (writing) from the Victorian College of the Arts, where she was awarded the Portland House Theatre Outreach scholarship. They were a 2022 Wheeler Centre Playwright Hot Desk Fellow and received
the George Fairfax Memorial Award, which allowed them to travel to New York and receive mentorship from US experimental playwright, Sibyl Kempson.