Tim McGarry

Tim McGarry is passionate about interrogating, developing and devising new Australian work. Tim trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts and works as an actor, director, dramaturge and a devising theatre maker. He most recently directed multi award winning The Peasant Prince – The True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer, which toured 36 theatres nationally and is set to return to the stage in 2019. Between 2005-2017 Tim was a Creative Director and Producer at Monkey Baa Theatre Company, one of Australia’s largest touring companies for young audiences, where he co adapted and produced nearly 20 new Australian works, including the award winning Jackie French’s Hitler’s Daughter and Sonya Hartnett’s Thursday’s Child. He assistant directed on Tim Winton’s The Bugalugs Bum Thief and was the remount Director on The Unknown Soldier, a new Australian play written by Sandra Eldridge. He recently worked as dramaturgical consultant on Randa Abdel Fattah’s Where the Streets Had a Name.

In 2013 Tim was engaged by CDP Producers to write and direct several works for the Sydney Opera House Baby Proms Program including Swing Baby Swing featuring Wayne Scott Kermond and The Nutcracker (co directed with choreographer Adrian Burnett). He co-devised The Pirate Ship (script) for Urban Myth Theatre Company SA, A More Fortunate Life for Theatre Ink and EscapAIDS for the One Night Stand Theatre Company, a work which targeted both young people at risk and the WA prison population about HIV AIDS. He is currently devising a new work for the SSO Education with Simon Tedeschi called Who Needs A Conductor Anyway set to premiere in 2018. In 2015 Tim dedicated time to formally study stage direction under Imara Savage (NIDA Open Program).

AWARDS
The Peasant Prince – The True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer (Director)
Winner 2016 Sydney Theatre Award Best Production for Children

The Peasant Prince – The True Story of Mao’s Last Dancer (Director)
Winner 2016 Glug Award Best Production for Children

Winner Helpmann Awards for Thursday’s Child and Hitler’s Daughter (Writer)

Helpmann Award Nomination for Pete the Sheep (Writer)

Tim McGarry

Tim McGarry Credits

— The Peasant Prince