Tom has over twenty years’ experience in the performing arts as a director, actor, dramaturge, devisor, composer and teacher. Tom was Artistic Director at Black Swan Theatre Company, Perth from 2004 to 2008. Other directing work includes the Australian/NZ production of Yes, Prime Minister, the world premiere of Birthrights by David Williamson for Melbourne Theatre Company, The Sound Garden for Oz Opera, Opera Queensland and West Australian Opera, and Charitable Intent by David Williamson for the 2001 Melbourne Festival (Winner: Best New Australian Play, Victorian Green Room Awards). He has a Master’s degree from La Trobe University and is currently researching his PhD at the VCA, University of Melbourne. Most recently he directed the world premiere of David Williamson’s Credentials for La Mama’s 50th birthday season in August 2017.