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Tommy Murphy

Artist, Writer

Tommy is an award-winning playwright with recent productions in New York, San Francisco, Auckland, Melbourne, Sydney and London.

He is the only playwright to win the NSW Premier’s Award, a prestigious national writing prize, in successive years. In 2006, he was the youngest recipient of the award with Strangers in Between. This play toured nationally in 2008 and is published by Currency Press in a joint volume with Holding the Man, which had five Australian encore seasons after breaking box office records in Sydney.

Tommy is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Director’s Course) and a former writer in residence at Griffin Theatre Company. His plays include Troy’s House, Gwen in Purgatory, Mark Colvin’s Kidney and Packer & Sons.

Packer & Sons: The Whole Tooth
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TheatreBelvoir, Surry Hills, Sydney 16 Nov - 5 Jan 2020

Packer & Sons: The Whole Tooth

Getting the facts right is crucial to the writing of a play about men who have become legends, writes Tommy Murphy.

Tommy Murphy: Warts and All
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ArchivedSeymour Centre, Chippendale 14 Feb - 2 Mar 2018

Tommy Murphy: Warts and All

Tommy Murphy reflects on the past and the personal in the British and Australian revivals of his breakthrough play.

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