Tommy was born in North Carolina and raised in Northwest Indiana. He graduated from Indiana State University with a concentration in playwriting and directing. While there, he was presented with the Angel of the Year: Humanitarian Scholarship, wrote for Indiana’s Gender Hate and Violence Conference, and served as a judge for the Midwest High School Playwriting Competition. His children's plays, The Big, Bad Bullysaurus, Princess Pigface, Choose Your Own Oz, Once Upon a Pine: The Adventures of Pinocchio and Alice the Brave & Other Tales from Wonderland, have all received numerous productions around the globe. Other notable works include his one-act campy comedy, Rags to B***hes: A Battle of Wits & Wigs, which originally starred RuPaul’s Drag Race alum, Alexis Michelle. His full-length comedy, Eternal Flamer! The Ballad of Jessie Blade, played at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in the West Village, and his piece love/fantasy won the Buckham Alley Theatre of Michigan’s Award of Excellence and was named Audience Favorite during the 17th annual Downtown Urban Arts Festival in NY, NY. Tommy holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans and resides in Caldwell (NJ) with his husband, Mark, and their dog, Darby. Tommy is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.
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