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Patrick Livesey (they/them) is a multi-award-winning non-binary actor, writer and producer.

Their acting credits include the lead in Florida, written and directed by Dr. Zachary Dunbar (La Mama, 2016), Michael Lawson in #KWANDA by Tom Ballard, directed by Alan Brough (MICF, 2019), the lead in The Satyr by Elias Jamieson-Browen, directed by Gary Abraham (Red Stitch PLAYList, 2019) and Rodney Croome in The Campaign by Campion Decent, directed by Peter Blackburn (Gasworks, 2020).


In 2018, Patrick wrote, produced and performed in The Boy, George, winning the NZ Tour Ready Award and a nomination for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe. In 2020, Joel Creasey starred in a production of this work at Chapel Off Chapel, directed by Richard Carroll. 


Patrick’s second play, Gone Girls, earned rave reviews at Adelaide Fringe 2020 and was programmed as part of Gasworks Arts Park's 2022 main season. Milkbar Magazine called it “a masterpiece, pure and simple.”


In 2020, with their partner, Wil King, Patrick commissioned, produced and starred in DIRT by Angus Cameron, directed by Bronwen Coleman. Since it's premiere in March 2020 DIRT has received six awards and over fifteen five star reviews. 


Patrick's third play, Naomi was runner-up for the 2021 Midsumma Queer Playwriting Award and with support from Rosemary Walls and the Adelaide Fringe Artist Fund was presented at Adelaide Fringe 2022, directed by Bronwen Coleman, winning four awards including the Adelaide Critics Circle Award for the second year in a row. 


Naomi is set to make its Victorian premiere this month for the Melbourne Fringe Festival. To be a part of bringing this important story to life, head to the Australian Cultural Fund. All donations are 100% tax deductible. 

​Patrick is currently working on an adaptation of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf for Bravo Arts, WOOLF which was recently awarded the inaugural Fast Track Award from Midsumma Festival. 


In December of this year they will travel to New York City for 18-months to further their actor training, courtesy of The Marten Bequest.

In November of this year, Patrick will co-present the world-premiere of cavemxn by Angus Cameron alongside Anthropocene Play Company, directed by Bronwen Coleman. A bold, epic new queer odyssey about love, loneliness and intimacy in the digital age, cavemxn will see Patrick star once again alongside their partner Wil King as well as Green Room Award nominee Yuchen Wang and Casting Guild of Australia Rising Star award winner Harvey Zielinski. Tickets are on sale now through Chapel Off Chapel.

 

"One of the most highly talented young performers in Australia.”

Peter Goers OAM

 
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