In 2006, Tasmanian playwright Tom Holloway studied in London at the Royal Court Theatre’s Invitational Writers’ Program and his play The Bus aired on ABC Radio National. In 2007, Beyond the Neck, inspired by interviews with those affected by the 1996 Port Arthur massacre, was one of 10 plays chosen to be part of the Royal Court Theatre’s International Young Playwrights’ Festival in London. The play had a sell-out season in Tasmania in September 2007, and in 2008 the play won the AWGIE award for Best Stage Play and was published by Playlab Press. Tom’s play Don’t Say the Words was produced in 2008 by the Tasmanian Theatre Company and Griffin Theatre Company and received great critical acclaim. The play has been published by Currency Press.
Red Sky Morning, commissioned and produced by Red Stitch Theatre in Melbourne, won the 2007 RE Ross Trust Development Award and was funded by Arts Victoria and the Australia Council for development from first draft to performance readiness. It played to great acclaim in 2008, and was described as "play of the year" by the Sunday Age.