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Stephen Carleton

Stephen Carleton is a Brisbane-based practitioner. He is the winner of the 2004/5 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award with his play Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset, which was also shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Award (QTC), and produced by the company in July 2006. In 2007, the play was also nominated for an AWGIE and the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards. His play The Narcissist played at La Boite Theatre Company in March 2007, and at the Sydney Opera House for STC in September 2008 and was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Awards in the same year as Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset. He has written and produced a number of plays and political cabarets in Darwin, Cairns and Brisbane over the past ten years, including important collaborations with JUTE, Surviving Jonah Salt (2004) and The Seven Deadly Aussie Sins (2008). He is also the winner of the 2006 New York New Dramatists’ Award.

Stephen is the Major Convenor and Area Moderator of Drama at the University of Queensland, where he convenes courses in Australian theatre studies, contemporary performance, Dramaturgy and Playwriting, as well as topical theatre courses from antiquity to the present.


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