Shane Pike

Shane Pike

Shane is a writer/director based in Brisbane, Australia. He has a PhD (Performing Arts — Directing) from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he was a recipient of an Edith Cowan University Research Excellence

Award for his investigation of (re)presentations of masculinity in contemporary Australian theatre. Along with his wife, Zoë Tuffin, he is also a Co-Artistic Director of the Matilda Award-winning company, Wax Lyrical Productions (Carrie: The Musical, Visy Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse; Appalling Behaviour, Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse; Ma Ma Ma Mad, Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse).

He has created works nationally and internationally (Sail Away, Seoul, South Korea; FUCK!Dance., São Paulo, Brazil) and has also been commissioned for major projects as a writer/dramaturg (Ten Percent Terror, Brisbane Powerhouse). Currently an Associate Lecturer in Performance Studies at the Queensland University of Technology’s School of Creative Practice, he has a passion for contemporary Australian theatre and a significant amount of his work is dedicated to exploring (and expressing) Australian identity/ies.

As an educator, Shane has worked with students from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, the College of the Arts at the University of Tasmania (where he was also Artist in Residence), the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Queensland. Shane also has a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours), Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (with Merit) from the Australian National University, and a Bachelor of Contemporary Arts (Theatre) from the University of Tasmania.

Brutal Utopias by Stephen Carleton premieres at the New Benner Theatre from 18 - 28 May!