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Thomas Babe Biography (1941-2000)
Born March 13, 1941, in Buffalo, NY; son of Thomas James (in sales) and RuthIna (Lossie) Babe; married Susan Bramhall, April 1, 1967 (divorced, 1976); children: Charissa. Addresses: OFFICE--103 Hoyt Street, Darien, CT 06820. AGENT--c/o Robert Lantz, The Lantz Office, 888 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY10106.
Thomas Babe told CTFT: "My work in the theatre began in the 1960s-- about thetime that the modern institutional theatre movement in America was finding itself. Though current fashion has shrunk somewhat the wider boundries I knewwhen I started, the theatre remains the place of maximum freedom in dramaticexpression, representing as it does--in any given season and on a decentralized, nationwide basis--everything from theatricalized sit-coms to the liberating experiments of the Mabou Mines and Martha Clark. It is a financially terrorizing but creatively rewarding form to work in and serves as an important counterpoint to the equally exciting but different worlds of television and film."
Babe died of lung cancer on December 6, 2000, in a hospice in Stamford, Connecticut. He was 59.
- Birth Details
- March 13, 1941
- Buffalo, New York, United States
- Death Details
- December 6, 2000
- Stamford, Connecticut
- The Pageant of Awkward Shadows, Harvard College Theatre, Cambridge, MA, 1963.
- Kid Champion, Public Theatre, New York City, 1974.
- Mojo Candy, Yale Cabaret, New Haven, CT, 1975.
- Rebel Women, Public Theatre, 1976.
- Billy Irish, Manhattan Theatre Club, New York City, 1976.
- A Prayer for My Daughter, Public Theatre, then Royal Court Theatre, London, 1978.
- Great Solo Town, Yale Cabaret, 1977.
- Fathers and Sons, Public Theatre, 1978.
- Taken in Marriage, Public Theatre, 1979.
- Salt Lake City Skyline, Public Theatre, 1980.
- (with Twyla Tharp) When We Were Very Young, Winter Garden Theatre, New York City, 1980.
- Buried Inside Extra, Public Theatre, 1984.
- Planet Fires, GeVa Theatre, Rochester, NY, 1985, then Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, CA, 1986, later Stage Number One, Dallas, TX, 1987.
- Carrying School Children, Theatre for the New City, New York City, 1987.
- Demon Wine, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Los Angeles, CA, 1987.
- Also wrote Daniel Boone, 1979.
- (With Michael Wadleigh) The Sun Gods, Warner Brothers, 1978.
- The Vacancy, Warner Brothers, 1979.
- Kid Champion, Music Fair, Inc., 1979.
- "Hot Dogs and Soda Pop," Ear Play, National Public Radio (NPR), 1980.
- The Volunteer Fireman, NPR, 1981.
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