Tom is a graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts, where he studied lighting design under John Comeadow and Nick Schlieper. Since graduating in 2008, he has established himself as a successful freelance designer, working on a wide range of projects spanning traditional theatre, puppetry, dance, circus, opera, musical theatre and cabaret. His work has been nominated for two Green Room Awards, most recently for Life Like Company’s City of Angels in 2015 and 4 Larks’ The Temptation of St. Antony in 2012.
As a lighting designer, notable projects include:
City of Angels, Scooby Doo Live: Level Up!, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom, Peppa Pig’s Big Splash (Life Like Touring), Mother (IF Theatre / Regional Arts Victoria), Money Shots (Sydney Theatre Company), The Plague Dances (Malthouse), Orpheus, The Temptation of St. Antony, Undine, Peer Gynt (4 Larks), The Ugly One, The Pigeons (Griffin Independent), Pale Blue Dot (OpticNerve), Exodus (Bone Marrow Theatre), Opening Night Gala (Melbourne Cabaret Festival), DasShoku Shake! (Yumi Umiumare), Dying City and Purgatorio (Hoy Polloy), Sweeney Todd, Rhinoceros (Union House).
As an associate designer, notable projects include:
Circus Under My Bed (Flying Fruit Fly Circus), Pompeii LA, Baal (Malthouse), Assembly (Chunky Move), The White Guard, The Serpent’s Teeth, Year of Magical Thinking (Sydney Theatre Company), Realism, Moonlight and Magnolias (Melbourne Theatre Company), Measure for Measure (Company B), L’incoronazione di Poppea (Victorian Opera).