Author Archives: Tom Gualtieri

Tom Gualtieri

About Tom Gualtieri

Tom Gualtieri is a theatre artist with his hand in many disciplines: lyricist, playwright, performer, director, knitter. He maintains an ongoing collaboration with composer David Sisco. His solo play, That Play: A Solo Macbeth, was nominated for a 2013 Drama Desk Award.
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A Curmudgeon’s Guide to Mistletoe Mishaps

Tom Gualtieri tells you why your kisses under the mistletoe are all wrong and how you can improve them. Continue reading

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Welcome to the Madhouse

How a belief in privacy for your sex life taught Tom Gualtieri that the internet is bananas. Continue reading

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Harpies: LGBT activists have been fighting to keep them out of our bedrooms.

The Frowns and the Fury: Monogamy, Gay Marriage and the Moral High Ground

On the subject of the sanctity of marriage, judge not lest ye be a GOP Congressman. Continue reading

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Pediatric associations of most European nations, as well as Australia and Canda, advise against routine infant circumcision.

What We Talk About When We Talk About How We Talk About Circumcision

Tom Gualtieri looks at how opposing sides in the circumcision debate can go from fierce to furious in seconds. Continue reading

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Collard greens: a reminder

Loud Talkers & Slow Walkers: A Curmudgeon’s Diary

Tom Gualtieri’s inner curmudgeon has his day in New York. Continue reading

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One of the many surreal images in HOUR OF THE WOLF

The Hero’s Tale: The Conclusion of My Year of Horror

When is a myth like a horror movie or when is reality like a myth? Tom Gualtieri concludes his year of horror with five films that send their heroes into the darkness. Continue reading

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The Children just want to give you some sugar.

My Year of Horror: Back to School

Disturbed, possessed, infected, supernaturally influenced or preternaturally gifted, the children of this month’s brood are only slightly more terrifying than the roaming packs of precocious preschoolers on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Continue reading

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Bryan Cranston gets to show off his classical chops in this modern tragedy.

All’s Good That Ends (Breaking) Bad

With the finale of AMC’s Breaking Bad approaching, Tom Gualtieri looks at the tragedy of Walter White. *Spoilers ahead.* Continue reading

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Parker Stevenson in his Frank Hardy days

Nature vs. Nurture vs. Parker Stevenson

Tom Gualtieri on the origins of his sexuality. Continue reading

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Patty McCormack as THE BAD SEED

The 10 Best Worst Horror Movies, or, Summer Camp

See a severed head talk! See deranged blondes! See Lyle Waggoner naked! See the best worst movies in this month’s installment of MY YEAR OF HORROR. Continue reading

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Wendy Davis during her 13-hour filibuster.

Polygamy, Pedophilia, Incest, Bestiality and Other Stuff

Supreme Court decisions on marriage and voting rights join Wendy Davis’ Texas filibuster for a lesson in the fight for equality. Continue reading

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A flyer from the first LGBT March in New York City

Marching Matters: Why the Pride March is Your March Too

When the men and women of the LGBT community first marched in 1970, little did they know they were marching for more than their own rights. Continue reading

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