Tom is a writer living in Cleveland Heights, OH. His book, Secret of the Warlock’s Crypt was published in 2014, and Tom has had numerous plays produced.
Tom’s playwriting credits include The Appalachian Trail staged in CSU’s annual play festival at the Factory Theatre in 2004; Only Sing for Me which appeared in the CSU play festival in 2005; and co-writing credits on Lost Prospect (a moving play through downtown Cleveland) at the Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology in 2006. Tom’s play A Howl in the Woods was one winning entry in Cleveland Public Theatre’s Little Box competition in 2007; and Tom had co-writing credits on Know Your Future at the 2008 Ingenuity Festival of Art and Technology. Tom also had the winning entry (A Howl in the Woods) in the 2008 New Plays Competition at convergence-continuum—now renamed Lord of the Burgeoning Lumber—the play was awarded Best Original Script by a Local Playwright — 2008 by Rave and Pan. Tom’s play Patterns received a workshop production at CPT in March of 2011. In 2016, Tom was a writer on the critically acclaimed Playwrights Local production of Objectively/Reasonable, a play which the Cleveland Critic’s Circle named the Most Socially Significant Play of 2016. In 2018, as a part of Playwright Local’s Play Lab, Tom’s play Concussive Blast received a workshop production at None-Too-Fragile Theater in Akron. Concussive Blast garnered Tom one of the FY2020 Individual Excellence Awards given by the Ohio Arts Council. Tom’s play, Millwood Outpost, is scheduled for production in August, 2020.
In 2015, Tom co-founded Playwrights Local, a Cleveland theater dedicated to producing the works of local dramatic writers.
Tom earned his Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing from Ohio University, a Masters in Library Science from Kent State University, a Masters of Fine Arts as a Playwright from Cleveland State University, and a Certificate of Non-Profit Management from Case Western Reserve University. He is currently a Collection Development and Rare Book Librarian at the Cleveland Health Sciences Library at Case Western Reserve University.