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My first WRITTEN WORD piece of writing.  A theatre company in New York City posed the question "WHY NEW YORK?  WHY ARE WE HERE?" as there monthly writing competition.  This is what I wrote and submitted.

I bought 100 Cups of Coffee to be handed out with my condolences to the people of ‪#‎Charleston‬ SC- Caviar & Bananas Café (843) 577-7757

Let's show the neighborhood that this tragedy happened in some love! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I just did!!!!

Where else can you yell "YOU ARE SO F*CKED!" at actors while they're performing on stage live????

OKAY... it's that time a year... HOLLYWOOD FRINGE is back and I will be a part of it... I just don't know how many pieces and what nights... but heads up... tickets are on sale somewhere... and soon as I have it all ironed out... please come see Fierce Backbone s WHAT THE F*CK SHOW!!!

It will be a night of one page plays and some audience participation.... each show will end with... the audience yelling YOU ARE SO F*CKED!!! There will be alcohol served and 2 of the 3 shows are late night shows.... as part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival soooo let's have some fun and Fringe Central will be down the street at Dragonfly so the fun will continue!!! Come see what I'm predicting will be the sleeper comedy hit of the festival!
The Dorie Theatrethe Complex:
June 12th @ 11pm
June 20th @ 10:15pm
June 27th @ 3:30pm

I bought 100 Cups of Coffee to be handed out with my condolences to the people of ‪#‎Charleston‬ SC- Caviar & Bananas Café (843) 577-7757

Let's show the neighborhood that this tragedy happened in some love! YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE! I just did!!!!


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Tom Cavanaugh
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United States
Tom Cavanaugh was born in Newark, New Jersey. He received a B.S. in Computer Science and Business Administration from Seton Hall University in 1987. In May of 2000, he received an M.F.A. from the Actors Studio Drama School at the New School for Social Research in New York City. Cavanaugh’s playwriting professors at the Actors Studio Drama School included: Romulus Linney, Jim Ryan, Jeffrey Sweet and Laura Maria Censabella. In 1999 while at the Studio, Tom was a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Films Writers Foundation Project in Los Angeles.

Cavanaugh’s one-act play THE CIRCUS STILL COMES TO TOWN was produced as part of the Thesis Repertory Season at Circle in the Square Downtown (NYC). Veteran playwright Jonathan Reynolds and director/actor Carlyn Glynn mentored the production.

Cavanaugh served as Associate Producer for Ensemble Studio Theatre (NYC) in 2000 and his short plays 50TH & 8TH and AMEN were produced there in special presentation. 50TH & 8TH was selected a few months later for a showcase production by the Atlantic Theater Company in New York City.

Under the guidance of playwright Edward Allan Baker, Cavanaugh wrote the one act play DINER TALK in a workshop at Ensemble Studio Theatre. DINER TALK was awarded first prize in the Jersey Voices One Act Play Festival and was produced that summer in Maplewood, New Jersey.

Cavanaugh won his first screenplay competition in 2002 and was featured as a “Writer to Watch” in the March/April 2006 issue of “Script” magazine. HARVEST, a short erotic thriller, won third prize in Toucan Films Short Screenplay Competition in Burbank, CA. THE HEROES OF ’76, a coming of age screenplay about a boy growing up in Asbury Park in 1976, was a semi-finalist in the 2003 Sundance Institute Feature Film Development Project.

In 2005, Tom’s one act plays, ICONS and STARS IN CEMENT were produced for one month of shows in the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s, Hollywood Boulevard Playwriting Competition at the Actors Playpen in Hollywood, California.

Tom received his first commission for writing the one act play, ACE OF HEARTS in 2009. Twilight Productions produced ACE OF HEARTS during the summer of 2009 in Gilbertsville, Kentucky and has commissioned Cavanaugh to write two companion one act plays for a trilogy production in 2010.

Tom’s full length play BEHOLD was a 2010 finalist in the New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and was one of three winners of the 2011 Pickering Award for Excellence in Playwriting. His one act play, WONDER won the Irene Bashore Award for Playwriting from Firstage Los Angeles.

Cavanaugh’s “coming of age” screenplay, THE WILDNESS TREATMENT was one of twenty scripts to receive Honorable Mention at the 2012 Los Angeles Movie Awards. THE WILDNESS TREATMENT is about a group of teens that are court ordered to attend a wilderness Boot Camp in the Utah desert.

Tom’s full length play ADAM & YOSHI is a finalist in The 2nd Annual McKinney Repertory Theatre New Play Competition in McKinney, Texas, one of three finalist for the 2013 New American Playwrights Development Program at the Utah Shakespearean Festival and won the 2012 Make the House Roar Prize for Comic Plays at the Lionheart Theater in Georgia.

Cavanaugh has been a member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Inc. since 1998 and is currently living in Hollywood.

Current Residence: Hollywood
deviantWEAR sizing preference: xl
Favourite genre of music: many faves
Favourite photographer: Dorothea Lange
Favourite style of art: Surrealism
Favourite cartoon character: Marvin the Martian
Personal Quote: "Sleep sweet, dream bigger!"


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