About

For a more detailed overview of Tom X. Chao's work, please see his Wikipedia page that was created in October 2015.

Tom X. Chao
has written, directed, produced and performed original theater pieces for over 10 years. His works include:
The Negative Energy Field
Can't Get Started | 2000, revived 2006
Cats Can See The Devil | 2003
Freak Out Under the Apple Tree | 2005
Callous Cad | 2009, revived 2011
Audio: The Peculiar Utterance of the Day podcast

The previous incarnation of this website is still available here.

Please hire Tom as an editor, indexer, researcher, or maker of bibliographies for psychology textbooks.

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"Summer, Deepening Then Gone" published on Indie Theater Now


(Above: Postcard from "Two Plays by Tom X. Chao," featuring, "Summer, Deepening Then Gone" and a curtain-raiser entitled "The Woman in a White Dress." L to R: Mark Palermo, Kris Brown, Scot Willingham, Leslie Kendall. Photo: B.E.O. Wulf; Design: Rich Aloia.)

NEWS: My first play, "Summer, Deepening Then Gone," has been published on Indie Theater Now. Please read and produce the play. (It only costs you pennies to read!)


Dramaturges: Henry Bial, Seth Madej


Tom X. Chao bio on Indie Theater Now: http://www.indietheaternow.com/Playwright/tom-x-chao

New Wikipedia entry for Tom X. Chao

A Wikipedia entry for Tom X. Chao was created in October 2015. Please visit it here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_X._Chao


Please enjoy and feel free to comment if you have suggestions for additions or edits!
Tom X. Chao and the cast of "Cats Can See the Devil."


This image is released under the CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. 

Things I Haven't Experienced in New York City Even After 20 Years

In just a few days, on August 30, 2014, I'll have lived in New York City for 20 years. 20 years! The anniversary weighs upon me heavily. I've lived in NYC far longer than any other place in my life.

What have I accomplished? Possibly the fact that I've managed to live in only in Manhattan the entire time represents the greatest accomplishment of my life.

Rather than try to identify accomplishments, I've listed some things I've failed to motivate myself into doing even after 20 years.

Things I Haven't Experienced in New York City Even After 20 Years
  • The Metropolitan Opera
  • Skating at Rockefeller Center ice rink (or any other ice rink)
  • Bronx Zoo
  • Boating in Central Park
  • Ellis Island (I have been to the Statue of Liberty perhaps only once.)
  • Bargemusic
  • Bronx Botanical Gardens (Is that what it's called?)
  • Saturday Night Live broadcast (and many other shows that tape here)
  • Nobu, Bouley, and many other well-established restaurants
  • Jets or Giants NFL game (or any college football game)
  • NJ Nets/Brooklyn Nets game
  • The Cyclone rollercoaster at Coney Island
  • "Cats" or "Phantom of the Opera" or other long-running Broadway shows

Regional trips I haven't made
  • The Hamptons (or anywhere on Long Island)
  • Six Flags in Jackson, NJ
  • Atlantic City
  • Philadelphia
  • Baltimore

"Not Drowning But Waving" or "The Fine Art of Surfacing"

Video: F*ck Valentine's Day 2014

Please enjoy my latest short film "F*ck Valentine's Day" (2014):



NOTICE: Closing down my Posterous spaces in anticipation of 4/30 shutdown

Owing to Posterous' impending shutdown on April 30, 2013, I am now forced to migrate my online photo posting to a different service. I will be using Flickr for the moment. http://www.flickr.com/photos/txc/ 

Needless to say, I'm very angry about Posterous shutting down.


 

NOTICE: Closing down my Posterous spaces in anticipation of 4/30 shutdown

Owing to Posterous' impending shutdown on April 30, 2013, I am now forced to migrate my podcasts to a different host. Right now I am experimenting with SoundCloud. Please visit https://soundcloud.com/tomxchao for new podcasts for the time being. Needless to say, I'm very angry about Posterous shutting down.

 

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Podcast: Thoughts while riding a bicycle around Randalls Island

This isn't a particularly good podcast. Copyright 2013 Tom X. Chao

Thoughts while riding a bicycle around Randalls Island.m4a Listen on Posterous

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Podcast: What Valentine's Day is all about

It's all about one thing, and I think you know what I mean. Copyright 2013 Tom X. Chao

What Valentine's Day is all about.m4a Listen on Posterous

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Autograph signing

Photo

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Podcast: Chinese food in burgeoning relationships

I feel like getting some right now. Copyright 2013 Tom X. Chao

Chinese food in burgeoning relationships.m4a Listen on Posterous

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