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Tommy Murphy

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Tommy Murphy is a multi- award winning playwright and screenwriter.

Tommy’s latest play, Gwen in Purgatory, was directed by Neil Armfield and produced by Belvoir Street and La Boite Theatre where it enjoyed critical and box office success. The play won this year’s Best Play at this year’s West Australian Premier’s Award. Early stage credits include Troy’s House (La Mama 2005, SUDS, ATYP, The Old Fitzroy and The Cultural Centre of Queanbeyan), Bendy (ATYP, Wollongong Uni and NHSPA), Try Hard (NIDA), For God, Queen and Country (Canberra Youth Theatre, Winner STC Young Playwright’s Award) and an adaptation of Marlowe’s The Massacre at Paris (ATYP). Strangers in Between was produced by Griffin Theatre Company, toured nationally and won the NSW Premier’s Award, nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award and AWGIE. His play Saturn’s Return, first staged on the Wharf 2 stage, transferred onto the Sydney Theatre Company mainstage.

Tommy is well known for writing the stage adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s memoir Holding The ManFirst produced for Griffin Theatre Company in 2006 (2006 NSW Premier’s Award, 2007 AWGIE) that production went onto repeat seasons at the Sydney Opera House, Belvoir St and then to the Melbourne Theatre Company. The play was produced in San Francisco with the NCTC in 2007, in Auckland in 2009 and received its West End premiere at the Trafalgar Studios in London in May 2010.

Tommy is currently writing a new play for Belvoir, where he is also a Resident. He is writing his screenplay adaptation of Holding the Man (Goalpost Picutres) and has recently written episodes for the hit Southern Star drama series Spirited and Offspring His adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding opens in the UK in 2012 at Northhampton Theatre.