Topher Cusumano

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Phone: 570.801.0601 E-Mail: tophcus@gmail.com

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Education
West Chester University of Pennsylvania, Theatre BA, with special focus in Gender Studies Instructors: Dr. Elizabeth Ruchti (Performance Studies/Gender Studies), Leonard Kelly (Performance) Savannah College of Art & Design, MFA Dramatic Writing, expected completion in Spring 2014. Instructors: Andrew Meyer (Screenwriting/Producing) and Kate Walat (Play writing/Dramaturgy)

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Recent Playwriting History
2014

Family Business o Premiered at SCAD’S Mondanaro Theater. o MFA thesis production. Screaming, Sobbing, Snogging o One of six short plays chosen out of 40 to be produced in SCAD’S 48 hour theater festival. You’re A Good Boy, Abercorn o o o 3 Heart Monte o Premiered at the Left Out Festival, staring Josh Lamon. Produced as an episode of the 31 plays in 31 days podcast. Script published by Indie Theatre Now.

2014

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One of six plays chosen out of 40 to be produced in SCAD’S 48 hour theater festival. Getting Away With Mother o Developed by Coffee Black Production (Michael Bloom) o Produced as a staged reading at Stage Left Studio (Toni Silver) o Third draft performed as a staged reading by Savannah Stage Company. A Krampus Carol o Premiered by YNH: A Queer Theater, starring Christian Coulson Stealing Season o Commissioned by Coffee Black Produced as part of their Persephone Series. o Presented as a staged reading at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Region IV. Shame, Simon, Shame o Premiered as a student production at West Chester University o Produced as a part of Stage Left Studio’s Left Out Festival Roughhouse o Premiered at Stage Left Studio’s Left Out Festival. o Extended into Stage Left’s ’09 summer season.

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Select Publications
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o Published by Indie Theatre Now

Sexy Summer Spells (Article) o Published by Broadsword Comics; “Tarot: Witch Of The Black Rose #81” o Poems & spoken word text published in multiple publications. Full poetry resume available upon request.