Stephen Sheehan studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, Flinders University Drama Centre as well as Ecole Philippe Gaulier (clown) in the UK. His stage credits include: For Slingsby: The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy including tours to Regional South Australia, Cleveland, Madrid’s Festival Teatralia, Edinburgh’s Imaginate Festival, Glasgow, Hamilton, Singapore’s Children First Festival, Sydney Festival 2009, Perth International Arts Festival 2010, New Zealand International Arts Festival 2010, New Victory Theatre New York, Wexner Centre in Columbus OH, Banff, and the St. Albert’s, Calgary and Saskatoon children’s festivals; for State Theatre Company of South Australia: Waiting for Godot, Drowning in My Ocean of You, Twelfth Night, Macbeth, Red Sky Morning (umbrella program) and War Mother; for Stone/Castro Blackout (Adelaide Festival) for Ladykillers: The Pyjama Girl; for Oddbodies Theatre Company: Beautiful Words, Time of Ashes and The Angel and the Red Priest; for Independent Theatre: Masterplan; for Patch Theatre Theatre Company: Pigs, Bears and Billy Goats Gruff, including tours to Regional Queensland, South Australia, Hobart, Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore and New York, Special Delivery, including tours to Sydney, Melbourne and Seoul and Cranky Bear including national tour; for Flying Penguin Productions: Translations, including tours to Melbourne and Assassins; for Kurruru: Second To None; for Vitalstatistix: Rockin the Boat, Cutaway – a Portrait and Cutaway – A Ceremony; for Yaschin Ensemble: A Handful of Earth and I Only Came to Use the Phone; for Mad Love Inc: 1000 Eyes of Doctor Mabuse and Las Meninas; and the multi award winning one person show by Stephen House Go By Night including tours to Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Auckland, Reykjavik, London UK and the Vancouver, Victoria and London (Ontario) Fringe Festivals. Stephen has been involved in developing new work for the stage including comedy, cabaret, new Australian plays, physical street theatre and children’s theatre.  His film credits include: features Shine and Serenades, The Babadook and Double Happiness Uranium, the docu-drama Driven to Diffraction – the story of the Braggs, and the short film Azardi.  He was Artistic Director of the Riverland Youth Theatre (98-01) and has been associated with No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability variously as a director, tutor and administrator (1995-2005). Stephen’s comedy show Stevl Shefn and His Translator Fatima won Best Comedy at the 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival, nominated for the Golden Gibbo Award at the 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, nominated for Best Comedy at World Fringe Perth and appeared at the Brisbane Comedy Festival and the Garden of Unearthly Delights and Desert Fringe.  His Not a nativity Play was commissioned by Adelaide Fringe in 2013 for Window World.  His most recent self authored work Steve Sheehan’s Tristan and Isolde premiered at Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015.


Training includes: Musicology at Sydney Conservatorium before graduating from Flinders University Drama Centre and later studied clown at Ecole Philippe Gaulier (UK)

Comedy awards include: Winner Best Show – Comedy 2011 Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards; Winner IAF Award for Innovation 2010 Adelaide Critics Circle Awards; Nominee Best Comedy Fringe World Perth (2012), Sydney Fringe 2012; Winner Peer’s Award 2010 Adelaide Comedy Awards; Winner Best Comedy 2010 Adelaide Fringe Festival; Moosehead Recipient 2010 Melbourne International Comedy Festival; Nominee Golden Gibbo Award 2010 MICF; Nominee Best Comedy 2009 Adelaide Fringe Festival; Winner Raw Comedy 2003 MICF

Theatre awards include: Wnner Best Actor (Professional) 2006 Adelaide Theatre Guide Awards; Winner Best Solo Performance 1998 Melbourne Fringe Festival;  Oustanding Achievement by an Emerging Artist 1997 Adelaide Critics Circle

Comedy Shows include: Raw Prawns Edinburgh Fringe 2003, Comedy Zone 2004 Melbourne International Comedy Festival, One Step Too Far 2005 MICF, Steve Sheehan’s Little Comedy Show 2006 Adelaide Fringe Festival, Steve Sheen’s Little Comidy Projec 2007 AFF, Steve Sheen’s Little Comidy Adeventur 2008 AFF, Steve Sheen’s Little Comidy Spots 2009 MICF, Stevl Shefn’s Little Comidy Spots 2009 AFF, Stevl Shefn and His Translator Fatima 2010 AFF and MICF, 2011 Garden of Unearhtly Delights, Brisbane Comedy Festival, 2012 Fringe World Perth, Sydney Fringe Festival, Adelaide Desert Fringe 2013.  The Ambient Comedian Adelaide Fringe 2013.  Steve Sheehan’s Little Boring Story Event Adelaide Fringe 2014. Steve Sheehan’s Tristan and Isolde Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2015.

Theatre roles include: Vladimir in Waiting For Godot, Feste in Twelfth Night for State Theatre Company of South Australia and Yolland in Translations, Charlie Guiteau in Assassins for Flying Penguin Productions.  Special Delivery for Patch and The Tragical Life of Cheeseboy for Slinsby Theatre Company.

Directing credits include: Punchline a comedy by Caleb Lewis for Country Arts SA (Mount Gambier), The Golden Phung Adelaide Fringe 2014, Gravity Boots Adelaide Fringe 2014-16.

Composing credits include: Five songs for Poor Johanna by Judith Rodrigues and Robyn Archer 1994, Six songs for Vinegar Tom by Caryl Churchill 1991, Eight songs for Approaching Simone by Megan Terry 1990.

Positions: In 1998 he was the Artistic Director of Riverland Youth Theatre and has been associated with No Strings Attached Theatre of Disbility since 1995 firstly as an Associate Director and later as Administrator (2002-04) and Tutor (current).  He has also performed with Kneehigh Puppeteers since 2002 and was acting administrator (2005-06).  He served as a member of the Arts SA peer assessment panel for Community Cultural Development projects and currently sits on the Carclew Youth Arts Panel.  Proud member of Actors Equity since 1993.