Hellie is a veteran playwright who cut her theatre teeth performing for a decade with the avant-garde troupe, CAST. As a founding-member of ‘kompany M’ (2005-2010) she wrote and directed numerous plays which enjoyed multiple seasons and tours. Along with a range of independent productions, her freelance work has involved various commissions and/or productions with Perth’s major theatre companies. Her accomplishments include winning the WA Premier’s Book Award (script) twice for BENCH 2003 and SARDINES, 2006, the Maj Monologues for BILLY WINDLOCK, 2006, and being runner-up for Richard Burton Award for THE TIME OF TEXAS WALL, 2010. Her play BELA KIZ was show-cased in New York, 2013 and was short-listed for the Theatre 503 Award in London, 2015. Her documentary theatre work PROJECT XAN was staged to acclaim at PICA 2016, and early in 2017 her adaptation THE LIGHTHOUSE GIRL warranted an extended sell-out season with Black Swan State Theatre Company. Her play SELF PORTRAIT MASTURBATING was recently staged at WAAPA, and she is currently in the initial stages of developing a work about the iconic Dorothy Hewett.