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Oliver performing at the BlackWords Symposium, October 2012.
Steven Oliver Steven Oliver i(A93932 works by)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Kuku-Yalanji ; Aboriginal Darumbal people ; Aboriginal Waanyi ; Aboriginal
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Cloncurry-born Stephen Oliver has trained as a dancer, actor and singer at the Aboriginal Music Theatre Training Program and at WAAPA. He is also a performance poet.

The former Assistant Artistic Director at Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts, he was one of the creative forces behind Black Comedy for ABC television. In 2016, he scripted his first play, and in 2018, his play From Darkness Whence We Came was produced for the National Playwrighting Festival. In May 2018, he was a featured writer at the NT Writers' Festival.



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  • Darumbal people of the Keppel Islands and surrounding regions are also known as Woppaburra or Ganumi people.

Awards for Works

form y separately published work icon Black Comedy ( dir. Beck Cole et. al. )agent Australia : ABC Television Indigenous Department Scarlett Pictures , 2014 8021370 2014 series - publisher film/TV

'The six-episode series Black Comedy, written by and starring indigenous performers, is the first comedy by the ABC's Indigenous Department. Since its launch in 2010, the department has primarily produced critically acclaimed drama including Redfern Now, The Gods of Wheat Street and telemovie Mabo. 'The series combines a mix of obsercational physical shetches, historical sketches and parodies of TV, film and commericials.' (Source: The Sydney Morning Herald online; Koori Mail issue, 587, 2014:4)

2018 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
2016 nominated Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards Best Television Comedy Series
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