Steve Pirie is a writer, theatre maker and youth arts worker currently based in Brisbane. A graduate of the University of Southern Queensland, he is also the co-Artistic Director of Mixtape Theatre Collective, an independent company based in Toowoomba, Queensland. His first play, Escape From the Breakup Forest, has since been published by Playlab Theatre following state wide seasons, and in 2014, Steve’s work 3 O’Clock, Flagpole was selected for development as part of the Lab Rats initiative. In 2017, he was an independent artist with Queensland Theatre where he developed his work, Return to the Dirt as part of his residency, which was presented at La Boite’s HWY Festival in 2018. Steve has been a participant in Playlab Theatre’s Alpha Processing program and was a 2019 Artist in Residence with La Boite Theatre Company. In 2020, Steve was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award for his works Motive (co-written with Emily Burton), City Hearts Loves You and Return to the Dirt. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology) with Queensland University of Technology. Steve is the 2020-21 winner of the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.
Steve’s production credits include various creative positions with Imaginary Theatre Co, Brisbane Powerhouse, Artsworx, Queensland Theatre, La Boîte Theatre Company, The Young Company in Cairns, Vena Cava Productions and the Festival of Australian Student Theatre.
Escape from the Break up Forest
by Steve Pirie
“slick and clever without being up itself; fast-paced and funny without being snarky” — Sita Borhani, Actors Greenroom, March 19,...
Jane and Kel Go to Hell
by Steve Pirie
Jane and Kel are housemates, drinking mates and best mates with bad jobs and bad judgement.