NIDA acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which we learn and tell stories, the Bidjigal, Gadigal, Dharawal and Dharug peoples, and we pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders past and present.

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Thomas Owen
2020 MFA Writing for Performance alumni Thomas Owen

About Thomas

Thomas is a graduate of both the University of Western Australia (UWA), where he completed a Bachelor of Arts in English and Ancient History, and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), where he completed a Certificate II in Musical Theatre.
Since his undergraduate studies, Thomas has written for, and performed with, various independent theatre companies in Perth. The city’s cherished Midnite Youth Theatre Company commissioned a rewrite of one of his early collaborations, Viva La Restoration, which went on to be considered in the Hayes Theatre Company’s New Musicals Australia snapshot presentations in 2018.
As well as writing for stage, Thomas continues to explore writing for screen and audio narrative.

NIDA Productions

People Fingers

Giba (the National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association collaboration)


Ashes to Ashes

Other Productions

Viva La Restoration (The Midnite Youth Theatre Company)

How We Ruined MacArthur’s Markers (Ludicrous Displays)