Stephen Carleton


Stephen Carleton is an award-winning Brisbane-based writer, and has had his work produced by Queensland Theatre Company, La Boite, Sydney Theatre Company, Griffin, JUTE, Darwin Theatre Company, Brisbane Powerhouse and La Mama. He is the winner of the 2016 Matilda Award for Best New Australian Work for Bastard Territory, the 2015 Griffin Award for The Turquoise Elephant, and the 2004/5 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award for Constance Drinkwater and the Final Days of Somerset. That play also won the New York New Dramatists’ Award, and was shortlisted for an AWGIE, and the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. Bastard Territory was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award and the 2010 Patrick White Playwrights’ Award under the title ‘1975’. His play The Narcissist was also shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award (Drama category) in 2008. His musical comedy Joh for PM (co-written with Paul Hodge) opened the Queensland Music Festival at the Brisbane Powerhouse in July 2017.

Stephen is co-Artistic Director of Knock-em-Down Theatre, and has written and produced plays that have been toured with KeDT in conjunction with JUTE since 2004.

BASTARD TERRITORY  add to cart
CONSTANCE DRINKWATER AND THE FINAL DAYS OF SOMERSET  add to cart
FORBIDDEN TONGUES WHISPERED IN A NIGHT OF DESERT RAPTURE  add to cart
FROM THE EDGE - TWO PLAYS FROM NORTHERN AUSTRALIA  add to cart
THE GATE CRASHER  add to cart
I WILL KISS YOU IN FOUR PLACES  add to cart
THE NARCISSIST  add to cart
SMELLS LIKE IMPULSE  add to cart
SURVIVING JONAH SALT  add to cart
THE TURQUOISE ELEPHANT  add to cart