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Patrick Livesey (they/them) is a multi-award-winning non-binary actor, writer and producer. Their work has earned them a Green Room Award nomination for Best Performer (DIRT) as well as 12 awards from Fringe Festivals around Australia and New Zealand.
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 (Co-Artistic Director, Hayes Theatre Company).
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. At Melbourne Fringe 2022, Naomi received a nomination for Best in Theatre.
In November 2022, in conjunction with Anthropocene Play Company, Patrick presented and performed in cavemxn by Angus Cameron at Chapel Off Chapel, directed by Bronwen Coleman and starring Harvey Zielinski, Yuchen Wang and Joss McClelland.
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.
They currently reside in New York City where they are undertaking professional development at Maggie Flanigan Studio, courtesy of The Marten Bequest, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Sam Harvey.
"One of the most highly talented young performers in Australia.”
Peter Goers OAM
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