TOM HOLLOWAY is a multi-award-winning playwright. His work has been staged extensively in Australia and internationally. His plays include: BEYOND THE NECK (2007, winner AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play); RED SKY MORNING (2007, winner R. E. Ross Trust Development Award, Green Room Award Best New Writing for the Australian Stage); DON’T SAY THE WORDS (shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Play Award and the Young Vic/Theatre 503 Season Award); LOVE ME TENDER (nominated for the Western Australia Premier’s Book Awards and the 2011 AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play); AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART, (winner, 2010 AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play and the 2010 Louis Esson Prize for Drama in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards).

In 2013, Tom’s play AS WE FORGIVE was commissioned and produced by Performing Lines/Tasmania Performs premiered in Hobart for the Ten Days On The Island Festival. It then transferred to the Collected Works Festival in Canberra. Teaming up again with Matthew Lutton, Tom embarked on a staging of DANCE OF DEATH/PLAY STRINGBERG at Malthouse Theatre; while FORGET ME NOT (nominated for 2014 AWGIE Awards for Best Stage Play) premiered at Belvoir, a joint commission with Liverpool Everyman and Belvoir.

Tom’s adaptation of Colin Thiele’s much loved classic STORM-BOY premiered at Sydney Theatre Company and transferred to Barking Gecko Theatre Company, directed by John Sheedy, where it enjoyed a return season at STC in 2015 ahead of a national tour and published by PlayLab. STORM BOY was restaged at Melbourne Theatre Company in 2019, where it was directed by Sam Strong; Tom also took some time to undertake an attachment at The National Theatre in London.

Tom was commissioned by the Bavaria State Opera to write the libretto for SOUTH POLE composed by Miroslav Srnka which premiered in early 2016.  Also last year Tom’s adaptation of James M Cain’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY premiered at the Melbourne Theatre Company which was commissioned by the company; and his new play SUNSHINE premiered at Red Stitch in Melbourne also.

Tom has co-written a feature film with Jonathan auf der Heide for Projector Films; and has another feature film he has in development with Wigwam films in the UK.


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