Chris Thompson is a writer, director and teacher. A former Artistic Director of St Martins Youth Arts Centre in Melbourne and HotHouse Theatre in Albury-Wodonga he writes for theatre, film and television. His plays have been nominated for four AWGIE awards, winning twice for Shady Characters and The Bridge and his screenplay for the feature film The Tumbler was nominated for the QLD Premier’s Literary Awards and won the 2007 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award. He was co-creator and head writer for two seasons of Shock Jock on TV1-Foxtell and writer for the digital dome-show, Problem With Pluto at the Melbourne Planetarium. Chris reviews teenage fiction for Viewpoint Magazine, has been an AWGIE judge for many years, lectures at ACU in theatre and playwriting, is a member of the Grants Panels for the Lord Mayor’s Charitable Foundation, on the national Board of the Australian Script Centre and is Chair of the Victorian Writers’ Centre.