Tom Slot

Tom Slot

Tom has been active in the NYC indie theater scene since 2006 as a writer, actor, director, and producer. He earned his MFA in Acting from Columbia University studying with Andrei Serban, Kristin Linklater, and Ann Bogart among others. When not on stage, Tom teaches acting at Queens College and Teachers College at Columbia University.

Writing credits include a Off-Broadway staged reading of the rock opera The Father of Songs (Roy Arias Off-Broadway Theater); Off-Off Broadway productions of Farewell To Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Gene Frankel Theater / 2013 Planet Connections Festivity), Killing Time (Payan Theater, The Downstairs Theater, Manhattan Repertory), and Gideon and Evan (Manhattan Repertory); and regional and education productions of Planet Z59, Almost Sane, Reimagining Oedipus, Where In The World Is Whally The Whale, My Cousin From The Moon, Step Up To The Plate, and Connected. Tom's one act play Reimagining Oedipus was published in the anthology Freshwater Goes Back to High School.

Notable stage credits include: Slurm (SuperSidekick The Musical / Soho Playhouse - 2012 Fringe Festival and Fringe Encore Series); Orestes (Are You There Zeus, It's Me, Electra / Looking Glass Theatre); Lucas (Tell It To Me Slowly / Robert Moss Theatre - Fringe 2009); Blaine (The Father Of Songs / Schiparo Theatre); David (Jesus Freaks / Manhattan Repertory); The Summoner (The Canterbury Tales / Riverside Theater); Laertes (Hamlet / Arena Players Repertory); Tybalt (Romeo and Juliet / Arena Players Repertory); Hayden (Caught In The Act / Manhattan Repertory); Sebestian (The Tempest / Folkwant Academy International Shakespeare Festival, Essen Germany); Nikos (Big Love / Setkani Encounter Festival, Brno, Czech Republic); Bottom (A MidSummer Night's Dream / The Looking Glass); Yearling (Water The Musical / The Collective Unconscious); and Church (Public Theater). Notable film credits: Gregory in Suicide Kids; Ethan in Love Another Lisa; Tom in Keep The Mojo Rising; Jammer in 7/11 The Musical; and Matthew Wojiac in Gray Matters.

Recent NYC directing credits include a Off-Broadway staged reading of the rock opera The Father of Songs (Roy Arias Off-Broadway Theater), and Off-Off Broadway productions of Farewell To Sanity and Other Irrational Constructs (Gene Frankel Theater / 2013 Planet Connections Festivity), Storage, Password, Please, Dead Guy, and Ms. Martini, all of which where world premiers.

As an artist, Tom's goal has always been to create meaningful performances in a community that feeds its participants and audiences equally. While Tom has worn many hats over the years (writer, director, actor, composer, producer, teacher), his belief in putting people first has always been at the heart of his work. Original Binding represents the synthesis and logical conclusion of those two goals. Tom's complete career is documented at tomslot.com.