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Tom X Chao

TOM X CHAO

  

Nationality:    USA
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Tom X. Chao studied fiction writing with T. Coraghessan Boyle at USC. He's been writing and performing in his own plays for several years, among them the Negative energy Field and Can't Get Started.

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below is a list of Tom X Chao's plays - click on a Play Title for more information

        Callous Cad         Can't Get Started         Cats Can See the Devil         Freak Out Under the Apple Tree         How To Invoke Pan         Peculiar Utterance of the Day         Summer, Deepening then Gone



Callous Cad

Synopsis:
a fast-paced investigation into what constitutes fulfilling relationships. . .far from the usual ordinary fare. In it, a lonely man finally consummates his first and only relationship but still feels unfulfilled. Before he can lapse into solitary rumination, his despair is thoroughly and hilariously examined by a colorful interloper.

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Play/Drama

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Can't Get Started

Synopsis:
What happens when you know more about King Crimson than what it's like to be with a woman? This manifesto-laden, epoch-spanning 2-person play is enhanced with scenes of space pirates, ethnomusicology students, abstract geometric puppets, and stone-age stoners guaranteed to smash the preciousness of theater.

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St. Marks Theater, Horse Trade Theater Group, New York City    2000

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Comedy One act

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Cats Can See the Devil

Cats Can See the Devil
a bizarrely eclectic puppet show morphs into a kaleidoscopic tour inside the mind of an obsessive performing artist in this hilarious send-up and celebration of fringe theatre.

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available from http://www.nyte.org/pp04.htm. Three monologues from the play Are Available, one in Best Men's Stage Monologues 2004, And two in Best Women's Stage Monologues 2004 (Smith & Kraus).

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Freak Out Under the Apple Tree

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How To Invoke Pan

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Peculiar Utterance of the Day

Synopsis:
Parts of Tom X Chao's podcast "Peculiar Utterances of the Day" performed live

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Frigid Festival, New York    2007

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Summer, Deepening then Gone

Synopsis:
"Sure you want to kill someone, but not someone who doesn't deserve to die". as a callow poet celebrates what should be the greatest night of his career, a magic whistle summons him. He discovers that an offhand promise made to a young girl years ago inextricably compels him to kill.

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American Living Room Festival

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Comedy One act

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Male:  3            Female:  2            Other:  -

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