Tim Spencer writes and acts. He is young and his life is not over yet.

He was doomed from a young age to become some kind of artist. He has directed, produced, written for, acted in, helped out on and even occasionally salvaged independent productions all over greater Sydney. He’s sold out Fringe shows all over Australia. He’s moved into the profession with a mix of gentleness and boldness whilst maintaining his enthusiasm and delight. He knows how to support other artists and knows when to ask for support himself. He has a natural understanding of the practical task of being an artist: to arrange your life around the work at the same time as living a full life.

His work is brilliantly observed, funny and tinged with grief. His themes are unusual for Australian theatre: loneliness, thoughtfulness, the grace of friendship. In particular he writes about love in a way very few can.  He wants to be the very best there is.

Theatre Performance & Writing

  • 2011 ATYP – ‘FUN IN A CUP’ WRITER
  • ‘I GIVE AND I GIVE’ (CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT) WRITER & PERFORMER
  • BAMBINA BORRACHA & TAMARAMA ROCK SURFERS – ‘SHOW ME YOURS, I’LL SHOW YOU MINE WRITER & PERFORMER
  • 2010 BAMBINA BORRACHA – ‘WORDS THEY MAKE WITH THEIR MOUTHS’ WRITER & PERFORMER
  • SHOPFRONT THEATRE – ‘AT THE DRIVE IN’ WRITER
  • UNDERBELLY ARTS – ‘I SCARE MY 6 YEAR OLD SELF’ WRITER & PERFORMER
  • BOB PRESENTS – ‘THE SEAGULL’ (CREATIVE DEVELOPMENT) WRITER & PERFORMER
  • BRAND SPANKING NEW – ‘THE PURSUED, THE PURSUING, THE BUSY & THE TIRED’ WRITER
  • HOME BREW FESTIVAL – ‘ANIMALS & THE THINGS THEY EAT’ WRITER & PERFORMER
  • 2009 B SHARP & ARTS RADAR – ‘A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM’ PETER QUINCE
  • 2008 UNDERBELLY ARTS – ‘THEN WE HAD ADVENTURES’ WRITER & DIRECTOR

Awards & Grants

  • 2011 ART START GRANT
  • 2010 ADELAIDE FRINGE BANK SA PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD WORDS THEY MAKE WITH THEIR MOUTHS

Short Films (Performance)

  • 2010 KATHRYN MILLARD – ‘RANDOM 8’ JOEL
  • KAI RAISBECK – ‘KALEIDESCOPE’ ADAM
  • SPENCER HARVEY & LLOYD HARVEY – ‘15/5/10’ SEAN
  • 2009 ANDREW GARRICK – ‘FUNNIER FRIENDS THAN ME’ NICK

Residencies & Mentorships

  • 2011 AUSTRALIA COUNCIL – JUMP THEATRE MAKING
  • 2010 ATYP – FRESH INK WRITING
  • BUNDANON TRUST WRITING
  • 2009 SHOPFRONT THEATRE – ARTS LAB THEATRE MAKING

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