Tony McNamara writes for theatre, film and television. He graduated from the Australian Film Television and Radio School with a BA in Film and Television writing in 1996. In 2002, he wrote and directed the feature film THE RAGE IN PLACID LAKE adapted from his stage play THE CAFÉ LATTE KID. The film won the Audience Award at the Melbourne International Film Festival, AFI Award for Best Screenplay and two AWGIE Awards, Best Screenplay Adaptation and Gold AWGIE. Tony has films in development with Marian Macgowan & Blossom Films in the US and with Element Pictures in the UK. His plays have been performed in Australia and internationally, premiere seasons include THE CAFÉ LATTE KID Sydney Theatre Company, 1995 and was nominated for the NSW Premier’s Literary Award, the same year Tony won the Phillips Parsons’ Award for Young Playwrights; THE JOHN WAYNE PRINCIPLE Sydney Theatre Company, 1996; THE RECRUIT Sydney Theatre Company, 2000 and Melbourne Theatre Company, 2002; THE VIRGIN MIM Sydney Theatre Company, 2002; THE UNLIKELY PROSPECT OF HAPPINESS Sydney Theatre Company, 2004; THE GIVE AND TAKE Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company, 2005; THE GREAT Sydney Theatre Company, 2008 and THE GRENADE Sydney.