Born: Established: 4 Feb 1976 Port Augusta ;
Jared Thomas is an Indigenous author, playwright, poet, and academic. He holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Graduate Diploma in Creative Writing, and a Masters in Creative Writing from Adelaide University. He has been a freelance journalist, film script editor, and writer, and has lectured in communications, film, literature, and art at the University of South Australia.
Thomas has also worked as the Manager of the Indigenous Arts and Culture Division of Arts, South Australia, and has coordinated Nukunu Peoples Council cultural heritage, language, and arts projects. His first play 'Flash Red Ford' toured Uganda and Kenya in 1999, performed by a Ugandan company. In 2002, 'Love, Land and Money' was performed at the Adelaide Fringe Festival.