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Waiting for Mahmoud Paperback – March 28, 2012
About the Author
Résumé: Thomas M. Kelly EDUCATION: Mr. Kelly was born and raised in Iowa. "Once a Marine, always a Marine" (1957 - 1960). He is a graduate of Orange County Community College, Middletown, NY. He attended two years at the University of California, Davis and is a graduate of Lincoln Law School, Sacramento, California. PUBLISHED: A monologue, “Sara”, from his play “smile, and smile, and be a villain.”, is included in Young Women's Monologs From Contemporary Plays: Professional Auditions For Aspiring Actresses, edited byGerald Lee Ratliff, State University New York, Potsdam and published in 2004 by Meriwether Publishing, Ltd. A monologue, “Zhev”, from his play “Fana!” will be published by Smith & Kraus Inc. in an anthology: 221 One-Minute Monologues From Literature. JAC Publishing, Burlington, MA, has published nine of his plays: "Mixville"; “Extreme Unction”; “The Timekeeper”; “Zen and the Art of Making Par”; “The Butterfly Within”; “Fana!”; and “smile, and smile, and be a villain.”; “Ba-Bang!”; "The (Mis)Adventures of Charlie & Jay". Long Island City Arts Project, in New York, a non-professional production company, produced his one act play, “Too Late to Waken”, which is now on cd. HONORS: “The Butterfly Within” is included in the Eileen Heckart's Senior Drama Archives in the Lawrence and Lee Theatre Research Institute at Ohio State University. LOCAL THEATRE AWARDS: Several Elly Nominations and Elly Awards including Best Overall Production, for “A Shayna Madel” by Barbara Lebow, and Best Set, for “Nighthawks and Night Café” by Edward Evan Blake, based on the painting “Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper. “Wake up, Jay! It’s Christmas!”, winner of four Elly Awards for Young Peoples Theatre, including Best Overall Production. OTHER WORKS: “Ba-Bang!, The Musical”; "It's'a comin' inta' bein' ", co-written with Paul Hauck; and “Pádraig’s Aibhistear”. “Ole’ Gimlet Eye”; “Frankie and Johnny Were Schweethawts”; "Liza!"; "Pawns are but Poor Men"; "Save yer pennies, kids."; "Sacred Ground"; "Hey Mom, tell Rod..."; and "On the Line", are more recent full-length plays. Mr. Kelly is the founder and Artistic Director of the award winning Thistle Dew Theatre in Sacramento in 1994 and founder of the highly successful Thistle Dew Playwright’s Workshop in 2005 with five playwrights published.
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