Born and bred in Tasmania, Tom Holloway is one of Australia’s leading playwrights.
His works have been seen around Australia as well as in the United Kingdom and Europe, including productions at the Volksbühne München, Traverse Theatre, Bush Theatre, Aårhus Teater, Hampstead Theatre, Sydney Theatre Company and Belvoir Theatre. Holloway is a multi-award winning playwright, having won the 2008 and 2010 AWGIE for Best New Play (Beyond The Neck and And No More Shall We Part), the 2014 AWGIE for Best Play For Young Audiences (Storm-Boy), the Victorian Premiers Literary Award for Drama (And No More Shall We Part), as well as the 2011 Max Afford Award (Faces Look Ugly), the 2008 Green Room Award for Best New Play (Red Sky Morning) and was one of the recipients of the British Council’s 2011 Realise Your Dream Fellowship.
2016 will also see the premiers of his original play Sunshine for Red Stitch Actors Theatre and his major new adaptation of Double Indemnity for Melbourne Theatre Company.
Tom is currently under commission with Manhattan Theatre Club for a new play about the life of German scientist Fritz Haber, as well as Malthouse Theatre for a new trilogy based on the Medea myth. He is also branching out in to film with a project in development with Causeway Films, the producers of the international hit, The Babadook to be directed by Jonathan auf der Heide, and Aquarius Films with renowned Australian director Samantha Lang.
Tom’s collaboration with Miroslav began with the chamber opera Make No Noise, commissioned by Aldeburgh and produced by Bayerische Staatsoper. This is their second work together. It is a professional relationship and friendship full of juicy, ripe fruit.