Maverick Newman
Creative / Writing



Maverick Newman is a Green Room Award winning writer and performer. A graduate from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), Maverick has gone on to write and perform throughout Australia for such companies as the Australian Shakespeare Company, SK Entertainment and Hayes Theatre Company. His breakout solo show Finding Felix: A Memoir which he wrote, composed and starred in, garnered 4 Green Room Award nominations, toured nationally, and was featured on SBS Viceland. His following show ‘Tis the Season, which he co-wrote, won a Green Room Award in 2019. 

In 2022 Maverick’s one man show Maverick Newman in Conversation with Maverick Newman played at the Hayes Theatre and Melbourne’s Athenaeum Theatre. Clips of this show have reached over 350k views on TikTok. 

Maverick is currently a writer on a new Australian musical WAGs (working title)which has had professional developments and readings in both Melbourne and Sydney. 


“A music theatre boy from a family of professional AFL players, I have an odd qualification in Queer culture and Footy culture, not to mention the strange things that happen when the two are awkwardly merged. As a child of divorce, I have extensive training in tension and conflict, and am well practised at finding the joke at all costs. Above all, I’m interested in stories of strong structural intelligence and psychological punch, which dance the line between comedy and tragedy.” –  Maverick Newman