Tom Poole has made his way writing comedy, mainly for the stage, for Children’s Theater, Theatre de la Jeune Lune and many others. His latest, Safe as Houses — an absurdist take on real estate — has found a home through Joseph Scrimshaw’s new company, Joking Envelope. 3-Minute Egg met Poole at a rehearsal. Performances run through April 17 at Minneapolis Theatre Garage.
Tom Poole is Joking
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Thank you, Matt and 3minuteegg, for bringing Tom Poole and his work to our attention.
Tom, I’m wondering whether any of your works not yet performed could well be premiered in one of our spaces at 900 Mount Curve Ave. 55403, right up the hill from the Walker. Any suggestions?
In particular, do you have anything that brings some humor to the human condition of estrangement from one’s parents’ faith community? Or to the challenge of being “good without God?” — (which is the title of a new book about what the billion nonbelievers do live by; I’m leading a discussion of it Sunday, June 20 at noon.)
Dear Rev. Weir,
I don’t think any of my existing plays would fit with your interests but my next one may well. I’m planning to write a play called “New Life,” about a storefront Christian group which has problems when one of it’s members literally rises from the dead. It will be a comedy about believing and non-believing. We should keep in touch as it develops.
God, it is incredibly sad that Tom is gone.