Pete Malicki is one of Australia's most accomplished creative artists, with global success as a playwright and filmmaker along with countless credits as a producer and industry leader.
He is best known as the creator of World Monologue Games, an international performance showcase described by the media as "the Olympics for actors", and as a monologue specialist whose work has been produced over 1,000 times, won dozens of awards and been published scores of times.
Pete has a particular focus on assisting artists and creative industries businesses in attaining financial sustainability from their craft. He has worked with everyone from complete beginners to Emmy-award winners and prominent industry leaders.
Pete began his creative career as a novelist, writing five fiction books before shifting his focus to theatre. He quickly became one of the world's most produced writers of short plays, with more than 1,000 productions of his work in 30+ countries, and is known internationally as a leading monologue specialist.
At the same time, he began directing and producing, taking on major stage plays as well as film and animation projects.
Pete has won 35 major awards for his plays, short films and animations. He is currently working on Bad Powers, a cartoon series, collaborating with ex-Disney animators and one of the world's most popular YouTubers.
Notable achievements (creative)
After almost a decade as a fiction author and playwright, Pete began working as a producer. He took over the running of a community event, then shortly thereafter became the Festival Director of the world's largest 10-minute play festival, Short+Sweet Sydney.
Pete went on to produce not only theatre but dance, cabaret, magic, film, choir and comedy. He runs regular workshops in creative writing, theatre and acting. With a parallel career in corporate project management, Pete began to use his professional skills to set up arts organisations.
He set up significant international acting event World Monologue Games which has platformed 1,000+ performers from 85 countries, received over 200 media stories in 22 countries and had livestream events viewed over half a million times.
He is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of the Creative Industries Future Leaders Incubator (CIFLI), a leadership training program for those seeking financial sustainability in the arts through setting up innovative businesses. He also offers coaching and consultancy services for creative artists and organisations.
Notable achievements (business)
And a little bit of megalomania
If it's not obvious from the above, Pete isn't one to rest. He is targeting some pretty ambitious career goals.