On graduating in Stage Design from the National Institute of Dramatic Art Steve designed primarily in Melbourne - for the MTC, Playbox and Victoria State Opera.
He came to Perth in 1980 as Resident Designer for the National Theatre Company and after that organisation’s demise stayed on as a freelance designer working for the West Australian Theatre Company, SWY, Spare Parts and the WA Ballet Company. A highlight of that period was designing the premiere season of Jack Davis’ No Sugar which subsequently toured to Canada and London.
Steve was involved with the Black Swan State Theatre Company from its inception in 1991, designing the costumes for the inaugural production, Twelfth Night, and later many others; among them Sistergirl, Popcorn, Cosi (twice), Waiting for Godot, Tourmaline, Midnite, Diary of a Madman, Miss Bosnia and Memory of Water. He designed Jimmy Chi’s musicals, Bran Nue Dae and Corrugation Road; for both he was nominated for a Greenroom Award.
In recent year’s Steve has been mostly associated with the Perth Theatre Company. Among shows he designed for them are Soulmates, Communicating Doors, Silly Cow, Bombshells, Amadeus, Milk and Honey and The Matchmaker.
For three decades Steve has worked at WAAPA in the capacities of lecturer and production manager. In 2010 he designed the set for their production of Anything Goes at the Regal.