Born in Melbourne in 1952, Tony has wide experience as a teacher, writer and director. In 2012, he returned from 20 years in South East Asia, where he was Head of Performing Arts at an international school. He has mounted numerous productions including those of Shakespeare, Beckett and Brecht, in addition to writing several plays himself. Tony Page has also been publishing poetry since the early 1980s in numerous literary magazines within Australia and overseas. He has published three books: They’re Knocking At My Door (1986), Satellite Link (1992) and Gateway to the Sphinx (2004. An avid performer of his work, he has read from at most of the established venues around Melbourne in addition to appearances at the Edinburgh Arts Festival, Shakespeare & Co in Paris, Venice Commonwealth Literature Conference, Malaysia, Thailand and in the USA.