Tommy Murphy


Honorary Associate


Phone: +61 2  9351

Fax: +61 2  9351

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Professional biography

Tommy Murphy is a playwright, graduate of the directors course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art, and former writer in residence at Griffin Theatre Company Sydney. In 2007 his play Holding The Man won the NSW Premier's Literary Award for Best Play after its sell-out season at Sydney Opera House. In winning the award, Tony became the only recipient to win in successive years, having been the ever youngest recipient for Strangers in Between in 2006. Both plays are published by Currency Press.

Productions of Tommy's plays are scheduled in New York, San Francisco, Auckland and for a national tour of Australia. He has taught script writing in Hong Kong, PNG and across Australia. After tutoring at this year's Interplay International Festival of Young Playwrights, he will travel to the Pilbara to develop a project in a remote Indigenous community with NIDA's Open Program.