Shakespeare’s “King Phycus”
- Tom WillmorthTom Willmorth’s playwriting career began with Chicago’s Illegitimate Players, co-authoring a trio of full-length parodies: THE GLASS MENDACITY (spoofing Tennessee Williams), A CHRISTMAS TWIST (Dickens), and OF GRAPES AND NUTS (Steinbeck). OF GRAPES AND NUTS received a Joseph Jefferson Citation for play adaptation. Willmorth has scripted four commissioned works for Idaho Theater for Youth, including FURNITURE THAT TALKS, NO FISH IN THE HOUSE, and FOOL’S GOLD. His COMMEDIA DELL LAZZI was presented at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC as part of its Imagination Celebration for young audiences. Willmorth is uniquely suited to edit Shakespeare’s KING PHYCUS, having performed as an actor for 25 seasons with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival. For 15 years, he has co-produced I S F’s pre-curtain Green Shows with writer/actor Joe Golden. The team recently scripted and performed THE KRUMBLIN FOUNDATION, a two-man comedy, for Boise Contemporary Theater. Tom is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University Drama Department, and the Second City Training Center in Chicago. He lives and works in Boise, Idaho with his wife, Christina Lang, and daughter, Katie.