Tom was a late bloomer in the theater world, but his writing fit it perfectly. Over fifty of his one-act plays have been produced in almost every major city in the United States as well the UK. He has won multiple audience favorite awards.
Within the span of a year, four of Tom’s full-lengths were produced in Southern California: Geeks! The Musical, The ParaAbnormals, Edgar and Tenants. All played to sold out crowds and great reviews. Geeks! went on to be produced Off-Off Broadway in October 2013 and in San Diego in the summer of 2014.
In 2014, he won two playwriting awards: The Pickering Award for his old-age superhero play, Golden Age, which was produced at the Tibbits Opera House in Michigan; and the Las Vegas Little Theatre New Works award for Little Black Book, which was produced in Las Vegas in April. Within one month, four of his new full-length plays were selected for staged readings by four different theater companies in Los Angeles.
In 2015, Golden Age was produced in McKinney Texas and The eBook of Love was produced at The Las Vegas Little Theatre. He had the most short plays produced and stage read than any previous year, including Manservant 3000 being produced in Seoul and Daejeon, Korea.
2016 kicked off with two of his short plays being produced by the Whitefire Theatre, who twice annually feature his work in their Shorts festivals. In April, his ten-minute play, Falling Bodies, won the first O'Shadow Fest. And his full-length, all-female, horror/comedy, Demonic Housewives, produced by Force of Nature Productions, sold out over half its run at The Archway Theatre in North Hollywood. He was also accepted into the New Works Studio and Scripps Ranch Theatre in San Diego. He spent nine months developing a new play, Cyber-O. It was stage read there in September and the revisions will be stage read at the Asylum Theatre in Las Vegas in November.
In 2017, his ten-minute play, Cocktail Party, was runner-up audience favorite at The College at Brockport's Festival of Ten X. Five of his short plays were produced at Whitefire Theatere's Spring Shorts. And a film based on his short play, Krampus, won the Krampus Film Festival Asbury Park.
2018 kicked off with Masters of the Dark Realm winning second place in the Las Vegas Little Theatre New Works Award and Cyber-O selected as runner up for the Pickering Award.
In 2019, Tom again won the Las Vegas Little Theatre New Works Award. His play, Figments, was produced there in May. Geeks! The Musical premiered Off-Broadway in April and has since been extended. Masters of The Dark Realm ran in Los Angeles in June. And Suicidal Blonde ran at the Whitefire Theatre in Los Angeles.
Though the Los Angeles premiere of The eBook of Love had to be postponed in 2020, Tom continues to develop new work. During lockdown, he had readings of two new full-length play, Boys of a Certain Age and Louise & Lucien: A Modern Retelling of the Corsican Brothers.
As his short plays take a new life via virtual readings, he's had short plays produced by theater companies in Los Angeles, New York City, Chicago, Miami, Houston, London and Hong Kong. His ten-minute play, The Rest of the Story, was one of three One Act playwriting competition finalists for Carlow Little Theatre in Ireland.
In 2021, The Rest of the Story went on to win first place in the Storefront Theatre's Playwriting Competition. Roaring Epiphany Production Company in NYC named him and Steven Hayet their writers-in-residence, and hosted three "Nights of Steve & Tom" featuring two new one act plays per show, written specifically for their inclusion-based membership of artists of all abilities.
When theaters opened again, Write Act Repertory produced Hello, World, an evening of Tom's short plays. He has also been working with The Decameron Project, who have been turning many of his short plays and stories into short films.
In 2022, Tom has already had short plays produced in Minnesota and North Carolina. His full-length play, Cyber-O, will be performed on Dean Productions “Premier the Play” podcast. And for the third time, he won the Las Vegas Little Theatre New Works Award, with his play, Kiss My Astral Projection.
Tom is a member of the Dramatist Guild, on the board of the Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights and First Stage L.A., where he served as President of the Board for four years.
When he’s not writing, he works as a freelance graphic designer. He enjoys yoga, dancing, music and reading.