Originally from Melbourne, Tony McNamara has had an incredibly diverse and interesting career before moving into the field of directing theatre and film. His first play The Café Latte Kid was produced by Sydney Theatre Company's New Stages and nominated for the New Stages as well as the NSW Premier's Literary Awards in 1995. He was the winner of the Phillips Parsons Award for Young Playwrights in 1995 and graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School, earning a BA in Film and TV in 1996. The John Wayne Principle was first produced by STC's New Stages in 1996, then included in the Sydney Theatre Company 1997 subscription season where it concluded a critically acclaimed, sold out season before transferring to Playbox Theatre, Melbourne. Tony has written and directed the short films Kick to Kick and Seduction 101 and won an Australian Film Institute award for Best Screenplay for the short film The Beat Manifesto. His new play, The Recruit, opened in Sydney Theatre Company 2000 subscription season. Tony is currently working on two screenplays.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.
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