Will O’Mahony

My work aims to disturb the comfortable and comfort the disturbed, to capture the messy moral and ethical questions of our time and for all times. Stories of beauty, humour and terror that invite reflection on who we are, who’ve we’ve been, and where we’re going.

Will O’Mahony

Will O’Mahony is a multi award-winning actor who began writing and directing in 2010.  Since graduating from WAAPA as both an actor (2007) and director (2011), Will has worked with every major theatre company in Perth.

His acting credits include Assassins, Hir, Angels in America, Part One, Glengarry Glen Ross, Flood, Twelfth Night, Pool (no water), and The Dark Room – Black Swan State Theatre Company.

Directing credits include Coma Land (BSSTC) Body Farm (Blue Room Theatre), Tonsils + Tweezers (BSSTC), The Mars Project (WAAPA), Great White (Blue Room Theatre), Punk Rock (WAAPA), The Boys (WAAPA) and Fire (WAYTCO).

In his short time as a playwright, Will has written seven plays – Great White, Coma Land, Marshmallow Men, Tonsils + Tweezers, Helium, The Mars Project and Minneapolis – while also founding The Skeletal System: an ensemble dedicated to new Australian writing.

Awards: 2017 PAWA Best New Work for Coma Land; 2015 Black Swan Emerging Writer’s Award for Tonsils + Tweezers; 2014 PAWA Best New Script and Member’s Choice Blue Room Theatre Award for Great White; 2012 Equity Award Best Supporting Actor for Red.

Will currently leads ATYP’s Fresh Ink program as a mentor to emerging playwrights.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.