Tom Clarke is a queer actor and theatre-maker who graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2016. Recently Tom appeared in his debut solo clown show Perry in the 2019 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, and Tāwhiri’s immersive experience Second Unit. He is currently developing Barbarian Productions’ Captain Cook Thinks Again, a theatrical walking tour that works to unpack our colonial frameworks in Aotearoa. Tom’s previous theatre credits include Shortland Street – The Musical (Auckland Theatre Company, 2018), Macbeth and The Comedy of Errors (Pop-Up Globe, 2018), Hand To God (Circa, 2017), The Devil’s Half-Acre (Trick of the Light, 2016), Camping (Parker & Sainsbury, 2017), Wine Lips (Making Friends Collective, 2016), Spring Awakening (BATS, 2016), Courage (Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School, 2015), Twelfth Night (Bright Orange Walls and re.SPACE, 2015) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Bright Orange Walls, 2014). On screen, Tom has appeared in Wellington Paranormal as ‘Naked Man’ and The Luminaries as ‘Golddigger #2’. Tom has won Best Actor in the Wellington 2015 Short+Sweet Festival and, in the Wellington Theatre Awards, Most Promising Male Newcomer 2016 and Actor of the Year 2017.