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Tom Horan

Tom Horan is a Writer, Sound Designer and co-founder of The Duplicates. With The Duplicates he collaboratively created five pieces, serving at the Script Designer and Sound Designer for each piece; including a site-specific spectacle about the Dionne quintuplets entitled The Fictional Life of Historical Oddities, a love story told with objects entitled The Man With the Dancing Eyes, a playful memorial entitled september play, and a drive-in puppet theater about Elvis' car entitled Elvis Machine. Their next show, The Poison Squad, focuses on a turn-of-the-century experiment that had healthy men subjected to food injected with borax, sulfide and formaldehyde. His solo toy theater play, the King & the Clockmaker received Best of Week and Best of Fest honors at FronteraFest in Austin. He developed his play Static at the Kennedy Center, which went on to workshop production at the University of Texas at Austin, where Tom received his MFA.

An Indianapolis Hub for New Work
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An Indianapolis Hub for New Work

Phoenix Theatre

19 February 2014

In this installation, sound designer and playwright Tom Horan interviews Artistic Director Bryan Fonseca about the history and current status of the Phoenix Theatre.

A Playwright Resides
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A Playwright Resides

29 December 2013

Playwrights, literary managers, and artistic directors respond to Tom Horan’s questions: What is a Playwright-in-Residence and what could it be? 

Script Designer
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Script Designer

22 November 2012

Tom Horan explains the purpose of a "script designer," and shares why playwrights possess more than one skill.