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Patrick Livesey (they/them) is a multi-award-winning creator. Their work has been recognised with a Green Room Award nomination for Best Performer (DIRT) as well as over a dozen awards from Fringe Festivals around Australia and New Zealand. 

Their career highlights include receiving the prestigious $50,000 Marten Bequest in 2022 to study for a year in New York City at Maggie Flanigan Studio. They also received the Frank Ford Award for their work in DIRT by Angus Cameron and twice received the Adelaide Critics Circle Award for their work in DIRT and Naomi. 

Patrick's 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 Satyr, a monologue by Elias Jamieson-Browen, directed by Gary Abraham (Red Stitch PLAYList, 2019) and The Campaign by Campion Decent, directed by Peter Blackburn (Gasworks, 2020) in which they played pioneering gay rights activist Rodney Croome. 


After graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 2017, Patrick wrote, produced and starred in the one-person play The Boy, George, receiving the NZ Tour Ready Award and a nomination for Best Performance at Melbourne Fringe 2018. In 2020, stand-up comedian and NovaFM host 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, receiving 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, with support from Stonnington City Council.

​In 2023 Patrick spent a year in New York City undertaking professional development at Maggie Flanigan Studio, under master teacher Charlie Sandlan. This year abroad was made possible by the generosity of The Marten Bequest, The Ian Potter Cultural Trust and Sam Harvey.

​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.


With support from Sam Harvey, Rosemary Walls and Dr. Christina Jarvis, Patrick is also working on a new play, Walpurgisnacht, a thematic companion piece to Naomi

Under the mentorship of Laura Waters, Patrick is thrilled to be working on original content for film & television with groundbreaking Australian production company, Princess Pictures. 

Patrick currently resides in Naarm/Melbourne where they live, work and create on the unceded land of the Wurundjeri willam people. 

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

Peter Goers OAM

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