TOM HOLLOWAY is a multi award-winning playwright. His work has been staged extensively both in Australia and internationally. His plays include: BEYOND THE NECK (2007, winner AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play); SKY MORNING (2007, winner R. E. Ross Trust Development Award, 2009 Green Room Award Best New Writing for the Australian Stage); DON’T SAY THE WORDS which was shortlisted for the 2009 NSW Premier’s Play Award, Young Vic/Theatre 503 Season Award; LOVE ME TENDER which was 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 of the 2010 AWGIE Award for Best Stage Play and the 2010 Louis Esson Prize for Drama in the Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards; FATHERLAND which received its 2011 premiere at The Gate Theatre in London and was invited to Munich Volksbuhne’s Yung Og Radikal Festival, Munich; and Tom’s latest play FACES LOOK UGLYwhich premiered in 2011 at the Århus Teater Denmark and was the winner of the 2011 Max Afford Fellowship. In 2011 he was also a winner of the British Council’s Realise Your Dream Fellowship.
Tom is currently working on commissions for Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Griffin Theatre Company, Liverpool Everyman/Belvoir, Tasmania Theatre Company and Tasmania Performs. He was a Contributing Artist to Gambling at the Soho Writers’ Theatre, London in 2010 and a resident writer with Soho Writers’ Theatre in the same year. He wrote the libretto for Make No Noise – an adaptation of the film The Secret Life of Words, produced by the Bavarian State Opera at the 2011 Munich Opera Festival, for composer Miroslav Srnka. He has also collaborated with Matthew Lutton on a staging of Schubert’s Die Winterreise for ThinIce, Malthouse Theatre and the Brisbane International Festival.