STEVE RODGERS

DRAMATURG - MAN WITH THE IRON NECK

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Steve was born in Newcastle, grew up in Tasmania and trained as an actor at Theatre Nepean in Sydney’s Western Suburbs. He has worked as an actor in film, theatre and television for the last twenty years.

 Steve’s play Ray’s Tempest was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award and nominated in the Best New Australian Work category of the Sydney Theatre Awards following productions at both Belvoir St and Melbourne Theatre Company. Steve’s second work Savage River played at the Griffin Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and the Tasmanian Theatre Company and was also nominated for Best New Australian Work at the Sydney Theatre Awards. Nothing to Losewas Steve’s second collaborative effort with Force Majeure following the successful Belvoir co-production and tour of his play Food.

In addition to producing a group devised feature film in 2014, Steve recently began adapting his play Savage River to feature film and completed adapting the Peter Goldsworthy novel Jesus Wants Me for a Sunbeam for theatre. The play was the winner in the 2015 Griffin Lysicrates Prize. Steve’s most recent play King of Pigs will be workshopped at the 2016 National Playwrights Conference and this year he will also commence co-writing a feature film for Liz Kearney.

Andrew Batt-Rawden