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.

Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award

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Tue, 2013-04-02
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I received a Maryland State Individual Artist Award for the painting Jiwar.  I received the highest level of the award, considering me one of the six most important painters of this every-third year award cycle.  http://www.msac.org/iaa2013

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.

Butterfly

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Tim Treanor
Washington DC, February 19, 2013
DC Theatre Scene

Butterfly is a story about the prophet Todd (Michael Mack), son of the prophet Jules (Ken Jackson), on the last day of his life.  Todd lives with his mother (Gigi Buscaglio) and has but a single follower, a nervous young Serbian refugee called Jan (Stephen Backus), yet he is supernally arrogant.

‘Butterfly’ at Wanderlust Theater Lab

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Jessica Dall
Washington DC, February 15, 2013
DC Metro Theater Arts

Walking into the Takoma Park Community Center Theater, it’s possible to tell right away that there is something unsettling about Tom Block’s new play, Butterfly, directed by Roselie Vasquez-Yetter, who also provided the set design.

Wanderlust produces second play in trilogy from playwright Tom Block

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Cara Hedgepath
February 13, 2013
Gazette Newspaper

Silver Spring artist spreads his wings with latest work

After establishing himself as a well-respected painter in the local art community, Block has published two books, “Shalom/Salaam: A Story of a Mystical Fraternity” in 2010 and “A Fatal Addiction: War in the Name of God” in 2012.Silver Spring resident Tom Block is a bit of a renaissance man.

Gazette Newspaper: Wanderlust produces second play in trilogy from playwright Tom Block

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Tue, 2013-02-12
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Gazette Newspapers, MD

February 11, 2013  

Wanderlust produces second play in trilogy from playwright Tom Block

Silver Spring artist spreads his wings with latest work
by Cara Hedgepeth

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