Tony Strachan


Tony Strachan is a writer, theatre director, choreographer and designer, with a mosaic of performance experience spanning twenty-five years. His work ranges from writings for the intimacy of small stages to directions for large-scale public performance concepts. Strachan’s published writing credits include State of Shock, which was performed at Belvoir St and by Playbox, Toe Truck and Riverina Theatre Company; The Harlequin Shuffle, written for Stage Company in South Australia; and The Eyes of the Whites, which was produced at Nimrod. He has written four plays for ABC Radio and has been a writer-in-residence for Troupe in Adelaide, Toe Truck in Sydney and the Murray River Performing Group in Albury, where he wrote a large-scale musical about debutante rituals called Deb You Do, Deb You Don’t. He has written and directed for Australian Theatre of the Deaf ( Tunnel Vision and The Sign is Right), Sidetrack, Human Veins Theatre, Jigsaw, Death Defying Theatre, ABC Radio and the Festival of the Dreaming. He is founder and director of the long-standing outdoor troupe, Chrome, who have toured at International theatre festivals and events. He ran the outdoor components of the 1994 Melbourne and 1986 Adelaide Festivals. Tony is presently Artistic Director of Australian Theatre of the Deaf.

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