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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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ArchivedBelvoir, 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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