Tom is a native of Celbridge, Co Kildare but lives in nearby Leixlip. He has over 35 years involvement with amateur drama. He is currently joint Artistic Director of Red Embers Theatre Company.
Tom has won numerous awards as a director and successfully qualified productions to the RTE All Ireland finals in Athlone in 2009 and 2010. He holds the unique record of qualifying productions to six successive All Ireland One Act Finals – directing All Ireland winning productions in 2005, 2009 and 2010.
He has directed over a hundred different productions and regards Friel, Shepard, O’Casey and Miller among his favorite authors.
In 2016 he directed “All for The Bloody Land ”, ”Bouncers” and “The Turn of The Screw”.
As a writer his radio play “Howzee”— surrounding his experience as a football referee —has been broadcast by RTE and his latest work for stage “This Other Land “ was performed in Castletown House last year.
Since taking up adjudicating in 2011 he has adjudicated in the four provinces of Ireland including two Macra Na Feirme National Finals and the 2016 All Ireland One Act Finals in Dundrum. He currently enjoys adjudication bookings up to the year 2021.