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Tom Jacobson 

TOM JACOBSON has had more than 100 productions of his plays, including Plunge at Son of Semele Ensemble, Tar at Playwrights Arena, Mexican Day at Rogue Machine Theatre
Company, Sperm at Circle X Theatre Company, The Orange Grove at Playwrights
Arena, and the award-winning Bunbury, Tainted Blood, Ouroboros, and The Friendly
Hour at The Road Theatre Company. The Twentieth-Century Way premiered at The
Theatre @ Boston Court (five Ovation Award nominations, four Los Angeles Drama
Critic's Circle nominations, one GLAAD Award nomination, Fringe Festival Award for
Outstanding Production of a Play, PEN Center Award for Drama) and moved Off
Broadway to Rattlestick Playwrights Theatre. Making Paradise: The West Hollywood
Musical was produced by Cornerstone Theater Company (Critic's Choice in Back Stage
West). He has been a co-literary manager of Boston Court, a founding member of
Playwrights Ink, and a board member of Cornerstone and Boston Court. Recent
productions include the world premieres of The Chinese Massacre (Annotated) at Circle
X and House of the Rising Son at Ensemble Studio Theatre-LA (Critic's Choice in Back
Stage West and Los Angeles Times, nominated for a GLAAD Award and winner of two
Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards), Captain of the Bible Quiz Team at Rogue
Machine (Top Ten Stage Raw, Drama Critic’s Circle Award), The Devil’s Wife at
Skylight Theatre, and Walking to Buchenwald at Open Fist. Film: Prairie Sonata (based
on The Friendly Hour). Opera: Hopscotch, commissioned by The Industry.

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Awards & Nominations

Los Angeles Times Best New Play of 2011: House of the Rising Son

Los Angeles Times Critics Choice:  Mexican Day, Bunbury, The Orange Grove, Ouroboros, Sperm

Ticketholder Awards:  Walking to Buchenwald, Captain of the Bible Quiz Team

Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award:  Captain of the Bible Quiz Team, The Twentieth-Century Way, House of the Rising Son (2)

Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Award nominations:  The Twentieth-Century Way (4)

Ovation Award nominations:  The Twentieth-Century Way (5), Bunbury (2)

LA Weekly Pick of the Week:  Tainted Blood, Cyberqueer, The Beloved Disciple

LA Weekly Award:  The Twentieth-Century Way, The Friendly Hour, Ouroboros (2)

LA Weekly Award nominations:  The Twentieth-Century Way (2)

PEN Award for Drama:  The Twentieth-Century Way

Agnes Moorhead Award:  The Twentieth-Century Way

Production of a Play (New York International Fringe Festival):  The Twentieth-Century Way

StageSceneLA Awards:  House of the Rising Son (5), The Chinese Massacre (4), Making Paradise:  The West Hollywood Musical (4)

GLAAD Award nominations:  House of the Rising Son, Bunbury

Sage Award: Captain of the Bible Quiz Team (2)

Garland Awards:  House of the Rising Son (2)

Valley Theatre League Awards:  Tainted Blood (7)

New York Daily News Top Ten:  Eat the Runt

National Endowment for the Arts production grant:  The Chinese Massacre

National Endowment for the Arts Distinguished New Play grant:  Making Paradise:  The West Hollywood Musical

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