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 has been produced extensively in Australia; co-produced by Hampstead Theatre and Traverse Theatre for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, directed by James Macdonald and most recently had its US premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival directed by Anne Kauffman. Some of Tom other plays include FATHERLAND, which received its 2011 premiere at The Gate Theatre in London and was invited to Munich Volksbuhne’s Yung Radikal Festival, Munich; and FACES LOOK UGLY which premiered in 2011 at the Århus Teater Denmark and was the winner of the 2011 Max Afford Fellowship.
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 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. STORM BOY enjoyed a return season at STC in 2015 ahead of a national tour and published by PlayLab; Tom also took some time to undertake an attachment at The National Theatre in London.
FORGET ME NOT was nominated for 2014 AWGIE Awards for Best Stage Play and Tom’s adaptation of STORM BOY won the 2014 AWGIE Award for Best Theatre For Young Audiences respectively. STORM BOY was also nominated for a 2014 Helpmann Award for Best Presentation for Children.
Tom was commissioned by the Bavaria State Opera to write the libretto for SOUTH POLE composed by Miroslav Srnka which premiered earlier this year. In May, Tom’s adaptation of James M Cain’s DOUBLE INDEMNITY premiered at the Melbourne Theatre Company. Earlier this month Tom’s new play SUNSHINE premiered at Red Stitch in Melbourne.
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); has been produced extensively in Australia; co-produced by Hampstead Theatre and Traverse Theatre for the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, directed by James Macdonald and most recently had its US premiere at the Williamstown Theatre Festival directed by Anne Kauffman, starring Alfred Molina and Jane Kaczmarek.
Tom has co-written a feature film with Jonathan auf der Heide which is currently in development with Projector Films; and has an original screenplay HAPPY BLANKET in development with Wigwam films in the UK.