Features/Reviews

Mixed Media And Mothers At LABA

by Susan Reimer-Torn
New York Jewish Week / January 30, 2014

When was the last time you thought about – or stopped thinking about – this: “It’s not so simple to love your mommy.” Israeli novelist and philosopher Ruby Namdar surprises his audience at the 14th St.

Dual Identities

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by 14th Street Y
14th & 1st Blog / January 14, 2014

LABA Fellow, Tom Block, is a multi-dimensional artist presenting a premier play and art sponsored by LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture.

31 Plays in 31 Days Interview: Meet Tom Block

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by Adrienne Pender
31 Plays in 3 Days / August 11, 2013

Meet Tom Block

BILL BRADFORD REVIEWS THEATER FOR THE NEW CITY SHOW: WHITE NOISE

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Bill Bradford
Hi Drama / July 9, 2013

The original new work by upcoming playwright, Tom Block's - WHI

White Noise at Theater for the New City, NY

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Joan Kane
June 30, 2013 / NYTheatre.com

The lead character is Tim, an African-American painter whose work is based on spiritual themes. He travels to Detroit to participate in an exhibit of his work organized by a church arts committee. He encounters Dick, an ex-Northrup Grumman Vice President, Lilac, a poet, and Joan, an oversexed marriage therapist.

NY Theatre Q & A with Tom Block

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May 16, 2013
NY Theatre.com

White Noise

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue 

What is your job on this show?

Playwright.

 

What is your show about?

The Tom Block Interview: Breaking ‘A Fatal Addiction’

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David Crumm
March 18, 2013
Read the Spirit

ARTIST, WRITER and peace activist Tom Block keeps surprising the world. From eye-opening paintings of great spiritual leaders to unusual theatrical works to historical analysis to activist manifestos, Tom is hammering away at a core flaw in civilization: the intersection of religion and violence.

Tom Block at the Fridge

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Mark Jenkins
Washington DC, June 28, 2012
Washington Post

At first glance, there might not seem to be anything classical about Tom Block’s style. The densely layered work in his “Jiwar,” at the Fridge, combines painting, collage and child-like drawing to suggest an urban wall layered with graffiti and tattered old posters.

An Interview with Playwright Tom Block on ‘Butterfly’

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Joel Markowitz
February 13, 2013
DC Metro Theater Arts

DCMetroTheaterArts caught up with Playwright Tom Block over coffee, in the small, sun-filled writing studio where he creates his written works.

Butterfly’s Bizarre World

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Morgan Fecto
Silver Spring, MD, February 19, 2013
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Voice

“Today’s prophet must look good in a suit and tie, and speak well at cocktail parties,” says the character Todd from Tom Block’s new play “Butterfly,” which premiered Wednesday at the Takoma Park Community Center.

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