Thomas J. Misuraca

BIOGRAPHY

Thomas J. Misuraca studied Writing, Publishing and Literature at Emerson College in his home town of Boston. After graduation, he moved to Los Angeles where he splits his time between writing and graphic design. 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. 

He recently published a collection of his early short stories: If You Read This, You Will Die. 

Tom was a late bloomer in the theater world, but quickly found a home there. Over one hundred of his one-act plays have been produced or stage read in almost every major city in the United States as well as the UK, Canada and South Korea. 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 2012. 



In 2014, his full-length, GOLDEN AGE, won the Pickering Award and was produced in Michigan. LITTLE BLACK BOOK won the Las Vegas Little Theatre's New Work award and was produced there in April. Four of his full-length plays were stage read by four different Los Angeles theater companies within one month. One of those, THE EBOOK OF LOVE, was selected out of 500 scripts to be stage read by Asylum Theatre in Las Vegas. He was the only member of Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights to have both a full-length and one act play selected for their Gay Pride Reading Festival. In 2015, THE EBOOK OF LOVE was produced at the Las Vegas Little Theatre and GOLDEN AGE was produced at McKinney Repertory Theatre. He ended the year with a couple of short plays produced in South 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 as well as at the Asylum Theater in Las Vegas in November. 

In 2017, his one-act 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, one of four Los Angeles theater companies showcasing his work within one month. In Chicago, many of his funny short radio plays are being produced on Small Fish Radio's weekly podcast.
 A film based on his short play, KRAMPUS, won the 2017 Krampus Film Festival Asbury Park. And 2018 kicked off with his full-length play, THE HAG, being produced on the radio in NYC. 

Tom is a member of the Dramatist Guild, the Los Angeles Alliance of Playwrights and First Stage L.A., where he served as President of the Board for four years.

 

NOTE FROM PLAYWRIGHT

I always tell actors and directors to have fun with my material. Even the most serious of pieces. I've been told by actors that my work is easy to perform because the dialogue flows so easily. I enjoy creating characters and situations that are a little quirky, but underneath have a layer of humanity we can all recognize.

 

WEBSITE

www.tommiz.com

 

CONTACT

tmisuraca@aol.com

 

LIST OF PLAYS

ADD NAUSEAM youthplays.com 



FOR WHOM THE SPEED DATING BELL TOLLS JAC Publishing

ALICE AT WONDERLAND - Applause

LAST WORDS Bare Fiction Magazine 

IF YOU READ THIS, YOU WILL DIE (Short Stories) - Amazon

For a complete list of Tom’s productions visit his website www.tommiz.com

 

NOTE FROM MonologueBank

Material purchased on this website may be utilized for personal, non-commercial use for auditions or educational purposes.  For all other inquiries concerning production, publication, reprinting or other types of use, contact the Writer directly at tmisuraca@aol.com

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Thomas J. Misuraca

An elderly woman uses her church confessional to gossip and gripe.