- Stagefright, screenfright: When your words refuse to perform
Sunday 12 June
11.15 – 12.15pm
- The creative process: how hard is it to write?
Sunday 12 June
3.30 – 4.30pm
TOMMY MURPHY wrote the feature film Holding The Man (Goalpost Films), directed by Neil Armfield, which premiered at the 2015 Sydney Film Festival. Tommy was also an Associate Producer on the film. Tommy’s long association with Tim Conigrave’s memoir Holding The Man began with his 2006 stage adaptation for Griffin Theatre Company. This very successful production returned in 2007 to Griffin, then onto the Sydney Opera House, Company B Belvoir, Brisbane Powerhouse and Melbourne Theatre Company presentations. There have been separate productions on the West End (Trafalgar Studios), San Francisco, Auckland and Los Angeles. Tommy’s adaptation won the NSW Premier’s Literary Award and Australian Writers’ Guild award for Best Play. Tommy’s other screenwriting credits include writing for the award-winning television series Devil’s Playground (Matchbox Pictures), as well as Offspring and Spirited (Southern Star Entertainment). Tommy’s other stage works include: Pan (Belvoir Street, including Broadway presentation at New Victory Theatre); Gwen in Purgatory (Belvoir Street and La Boite, directed by Neil Armfield); Saturn’s Return (Sydney Theatre Company); Blood Wedding, (adaptation of Lorca’s play for Royal and Derngate Northampton Theatre, UK); Strangers in Between (Griffin, winner NSW Premier’s Award); and Troy’s House (ATYP). Tommy is currently developing plays for Black Swan Theatre Company and Belvoir Street Theatre, and two feature projects.