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Steve Taylor Steve Taylor i(A33907 works by)
Born: Established: 1956 ;
Gender: Male
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Steve Taylor, playwright/director of many plays, has frequently collaborated with Isobelle Carmody and Kevin Densley (qq.v.). Taylor and Carmody collaborated for The Secret of the Universe, commissioned by the Australian Teacher Network, and The Case of the Metaphysical Whore, produced three times (dates unknown). Taylor and Densley worked together on D.I.Y., nominated for the 1996 Victoria Arts Centre Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award and produced in 1998 by La Mama at the Carlton Courthouse, directed by Caroline Stacey. Taylor has also compiled educational drama resources.

Most Referenced Works


  • In 1997, Taylor and co-writer Kevin Densley were commissioned by Playbox Theatre to write a playscript called Haven, which remains unproduced.

  • In 2000, Taylor and co-writer Kevin Densley were commissioned by Playbox Theatre to write a playscript called Rabbit Man, which remains unproduced.

  • In 2000, Taylor and co-writer Kevin Densley were awarded an Arts Victoria Grant (Arts & Professional Development Program) to develop the playscript Rabbit Man (which remains unproduced).

  • Taylor's poem 'Hammer' was included on the booklet that accompanied the release of the compilation CD Fatherhood.

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Susumu 1998 6540966 1998 single work drama

'Taylor and Densley's play is set in a society of the future in which the world has become one large Japanese/Westerm corporation where the forces of tradition and technological change clash in a scenario full osf intrigue and counter-intrigue.'


'Singapore Sling', Forte Magazine, 23 December 1998, p.42.

1998 finalist Asia's Rising: International Playwriting Competition (Singapore Repertory Theatre)
D.I.Y. D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) 1995 single work drama
— Appears in: The 99 Collection : 30 Contemporary Scripts from the Australian Script Centre 1999;

D.I.Y. is not set in any particular time or place. C-Man, retired to a deckchair with his newspaper, is disturbed by the arrival of B-man who begins to build a strange structure nearby. The two, who are initially at loggerheads, 'build' a relationship over time and eventually collaborate on the construction. Building of various kinds is one of the themes of this absurdist piece, with boxes being a central motif: B-Man 'picks a box' which determines his fate, the two protagonists have a 'box-in' match to settle their differences and, ultimately, they get 'boxed-in' by their structure. An idiosyncratic use of language is an important part of the world of the play.

1995 shortlisted Wal Cherry Play of the Year Award for Best Unproduced Play
y separately published work icon Last Chance Gas 1994 Sydney : Currency Press , 2003 Z204353 1994 single work drama Set in a post-apocalyptic world, the proprietor of a gas station decides who will be given fuel depending on how well they entertain him.
1995 shortlisted Victorian Green Room Awards Best New Australian Play
1995 shortlisted The Age Performing Arts Awards Best fringe production
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