Welcome to the official website of playwrite E. Thomalen
Produced: Clara's Christmas Dreams(2004 St. Clements Th., NY Times "the show mesmerizes even the boys"); The Metamorphosis, A Play (2003 Jose Quintero Th. OOBR "highly recommended"); El Tigre (2001 U of Texas at Arlington & 2002 Bass Performance Art Center, Fort Worth Star-Telegram: "Patrons Spellbound"); Tale of 2 Murderers (2001 Am. Th. of Actors, 2003 Th. Studio Inc. not reviewed); The Platform (2004 Chicago Infamous Commonwealth Theatre not reviewed); Seed for the Planting (1987 Vagabond Players Theater; Baltimore Sun: "introduces audiences to the individual behind some of the most powerful prints and sculptures to come out of Germany during the first half of this century").
Awards: The Night Watchman (1987 semifinalist O'Neill; 1998 winner in the New Century Writers Awards competition), 2013 Hawai'i Prize, 2013 WILDSound Festival); The Metamorphosis, A Play (1996-97 American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Unpublished Play Reading Project); El Tigre (2001 Writer's Digest Playscript competition); The Platform (2004 themed contest "Home for the Holidays"), Seed for the Planting (1987 Baltimore Playwrights Competition).
National Playwrights Conference at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
"While your work did not advance to the next round, we wanted to let you know that our readers expressed great admiration for Dances of Life – and Death. Thank you for sharing such quality work with us."
Wendy Goldberg Anne Morgan
Artistic Director Literary Manager/Dramaturg
Clara's Christmas Dreams was performed in Florida in a church the weekend before Christmas 2015.
"I directed this show for the Shining Starz studio this past December. It was a wonderfully festive show that literally everyone in our audience loved. It was a refreshing take on a famous ballet! People were happy to hear the dialogue and songs to make clear the synopsis of the show. Thank you so much."
The Metamorphosis - A Play was performed in Tokyo Japan in connection with Hitotsubashi University. This was the first time the play has been performed outside the U.S.