Emerging Cultural Leaders 2015

Didem Caia

Didem Caia is an Australian emerging playwright who has had worked produced through NIDA, the Griffin Theatre Company, Theatre 503 and La Mama Theatre. Her plays have been developed in Melbourne and Sydney through playwriting Australia, the RE Ross Trust, and City of Melbourne. In 2014, she travelled to the UK and the U.S. to gain extensive knowledge about Dramaturgy and new writing development; specifically in Edinburgh, London, Chicago and New York. This journey was proudly funded by the Australia Council for the Arts and the Ian Potter Cultural Trust. Didem is also a short fiction writer, having had work published in Voiceworks, Catalyst, Farrago, and Yen. She is currently developing her newest work, ‘The muted melancholy between the lines‘.

Didem has a diploma in Theatre Arts from Victoria University, a Bachelor of Creative Writing from RMIT and a Postgraduate Diploma in Playwriting from NIDA. Didem is currently completing a Masters in Dramaturgy at the Victorian college of the arts.