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Meet Thomas J. Misuraca

Thomas J. Misuraca


Web Address: www.tommiz.com



Tom Misuraca is a Boston native now living in Los Angeles. Over eighty of his short stories have appeared in publications worldwide. Two of his novels have been published, including the vampire parody novel, Lifestyles of the Damned.

Tom was a late bloomer in the theater world, but quickly adapted to it. His one-act plays have been produced in New York City, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago, Madison, Portland, San Diego, Long Island, Brooklyn, Buffalo and Halifax, England. He’s received audience favorite awards for Haunted and For Whom the Speed Dating Bell Tolls at The Secret Rose Theatre's MonoSlam; Camp Soggy Lake at Youth Education on Stage's Summer Shorts; Manservant 3000 at The Three Rose Theatre’s The Writer Speaks; Communication at PianoFight’s ShortLived 2.0, Falling Bodies at Bellarmine University’s Anything Galileo Festival, and three years in a row with Offender, Pie Us! and No Problem at the Tehachapi Community Theatre’s Playwright’s Festival.

His full-length musical, Geeks!, was produced this past March 2012 at Write Act Repertory in Hollywood and was remounted in June. It played to sold-out houses and recevied great reviews. It will produced off-off Broadway in September. Currently, his play, The ParaAbnormals is playing to sold-out audiences at Zombie Joe's Underground Theatre in North Hollywood. In November, his play Edgar will be produced by Play Club West. And in March of 2013, his full-length play, Tenants, will be produced by the Tehachapi Community Theatre.

Tom is a member of the Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights and FirstStage L.A., where he serves as President of the Board.


His credits include:


Full Length Plays
• “Tenants” will be produced at Tehachapi Community Theatre, March 2013.
• “Geeks! The Musical” will be produced at Write Act Eastside in September 2012; produced at Write Act Repertory     Hollywood, March 2012 and remounted June 2012.
• “The Para Abnormals” will be produced at Zombie Joe's Underground, August 2012.
• “Golden Age” won the McKinney Repertory Theatre 2012-13 New Play Competition, will be stage read in 2013.  
• “The Hag” stage read at Elite Theatre's Second Sundays, July 2012.
• “Edgar” stage read by Play Club West in July 2012; finalist in Heiress Productions’s 2011 playwriting contest.

One Act Plays
• “The Art of Stopping” semi-finalst in Minnesota Shorts: A Festival of Short Plays, finalist in Lakeshore Players' 8th Annual Ten-Minute Playwrighting Contest, selected for staged reading by Drama West Productions, August 2011; selected for staged reading at FirstStage L.A.’s Stage Odyssey, October 2008.
• “Object of Affection” produced on Spokane Radion Theatre, July 2012; stage read at Play-Makers Spokane’s Hit & Run V, November 2011.
• “Status Update” produced at BUA's Takes Ten, June 2012; pra Native Aliens' Short Stories 12, June 2011.
• “Many Worlds” produced at North Canton Playhouse's 2012 New Work Festival, June 2012; semifinalist in Little Fish Theatre’s Pick of the Vine 2011.
• “On the Nose” will be produced at Gi60 in England, June 2012.
• “Haunted” voted first place audience favorite at The Secret Rose Theaters’ MonoSlam, April 2012.
• “Last Words” selected for staged reading by Eden Prairie Players, April 2012; produced at Stagecrafters’ New Works Play Festival, June 2011.
• “For Whom The Speed Dating Bell Tolls” produce at The Secret Rose Theaters’ Best of MonoSlam, March 2012; voted first place audience favorite at The Secret Rose Theaters’ MonoSlam, October 2011.
• “What Sexual Fantasies Are Made Of” produced at The Working Theatre Collective's 20 Erotic Shorts: Trois, February 2012.
• “Acting of the Clones” selected for staged reading by Drama West Productions, January 2012.
• “Pants of Fire” produced at The Secret Rose Theaters’ MonoSlam, November 2011.
• “No Problem” voted first place audience favorite at Tehachapi Community Theatre’s Third Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, November 2011; selected for staged reading by Drama West Productions, April 2011.
• “Tests” selected for staged reading by Drama West Productions, October 2011.
• “The Other Man” stage read at Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights’ Drama Lama Ding Dong, October 2011.
• “Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner” selected for staged reading by the Actors Workout Studio, October 2011.
• “Manservant 3000” winner of the LCT Playwriting contest, will be produced by the Lebanon Community Theatre, August 2011; produced at Three Rose Players’ The Writer Speaks, April 2011, voted 2nd place audience favorite.
• “Penance” produced at The Secret Rose Theaters’ MonoSlam, August 2011.
• “The Elephant” produced at the Hovey Players’ Summer Shorts, July 2011; and Stratton Players’ Postcards, July 2011.
• “Camp Soggy Lake” produced at Youth Education on Stage’s Summer Shorts 6, June 2011, voted 3rd place audience favorite.
• “Falling Bodies” produced by Hobo Junction Productions, June 2011; tied for 1st place at Bellarmine University Theater’s “Anything Galileo” festival, March 2010.
• “Last Date First” produced at Gi60 in England, June 2011.
• “The Diary” produced at The Comedy Store, June 2011; produced at StageQ’s Queer Shorts 5, June 2010.
• “Swing” selected for staged reading by the Actors Workout Studio, March 2011; finalist in Emerging Artists’ EATfest 2010; stage read at the TADA Theatre July 2010.
• “Before the Clock Tolls One” produced at Spare Change Theater’s In a New York Minute: Holiday Edition, November 2010.
• “Jane Comes Home” produced at the Halifax Ghost Story Festival in England, October 2010.
• “Spanks Giving” stage read at Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights’ Drama Mia, October 2010.
• “Cat On a Cold Metal Table” produced at the North Park Playwright Festival, October 2010.
• “Pie Us!” produced at Appetite Theatre’s Bruchetta, September 2010; voted third place audience favorite at Tehachapi Community Theatre’s Second Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, October 2010.
• “Meet-Up” produced by the Rising Sun Performance Company, August 2010.
• “Deeds” produced at The Visceral Company’s Festival of One Acts, July 2010.
• “Opening Closure” produced at Native Aliens’ Short Stories 11, June 2010; selected for staged reading at Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights’ Gay Play Reading Fest, June 2010; finalist in StageQ’s 2008 Queer Shorts 3; selected for staged reading at FirstStage L.A.’s Stage Odyssey, January 2007.
• “Touch” produced at Brooklyn College’s Gi60, June 2010.
• “Communication” produced at PianoFights’s ShortLived 3.0, May 2010, voted second place audience favorite; selected for staged reading at Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights’ Dramakaze!!!, October 2009.
• “Taxi” produced at n.u.f.a.n. ensemble’s Ritalin Fest, April 2010.
• “GPS” produced at the Theater Three’s Thirteenth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays, March 2010.
• “Offender” winner of Tehachapi Community Theatre’s First Annual 10-Minute Play Festival, produced November 2009.  Awarded Silver Quill Award as second place audience favorite.
• “Cupidity: A Comedy of Eros” produced at Write Act Repertory’s Freeway Series, June 2009; selected for staged reading at FirstStage L.A.’s Stage Odyssey, January 2008.
• “Ray Phillips, Private Dick” produced at StageQ’s Queer Shorts 4, May 2009.
• “The Candidate” produced at Sacred Fools’ Serial Killers, August 2008.
• “Commentary” selected for staged reading at FirstStage L.A.’s Off The Wall, May 2008.
• “Black Noir” semifinalist in Stage Left Theatre’s 2007 DrekFest.