Maxine enrolled at Caboolture State High School on January 27, 1998, completing Year 12 in 2002. She is an award-winning Queensland playwright who has authored over twenty plays, and had work produced throughout Australia. Awards include the Queensland Theatre Company’s Young Playwright’s Award (2001, 2002, 2003), the QTC George Landen Dann Award (2004) and a Matilda Award for Best New Independent Work for Performance (2005) for Magda’s Fascination with Wax Cats. In 2012, she was announced winner of Inscription’s Edward Albee New York City Residency and winner of the 2012/2013 Queensland Premier’s Drama Award.
Maxine has been an associate writer with the Queensland Theatre Company; a World Interplay Festival delegate; an alumnus of the Australian Theatre for Young People’s writing program; and a Playlab Lab Rats writer. She is currently resident playwright at La Boite Theatre Company, and commissioned by the Griffin Theatre Company for The Silver Alps.
Recent productions include Wizard of Oz (a collaboration with the Danger Ensemble for La Boite Theatre Company and the Brisbane Festival), Trollop (Queensland Theatre Company), Anna Robi & The House of Dogs (Under the Radar), and Sleeping Horses Lie (Terrapin Puppet Theatre). Maxine’s work is published through Playlab and the Australian Script Centre.