CV & Press

Beth Grant Tom Blunt

I used to keep a full CV here but it got out of hand, so let’s keep this brief.

Here’s a list of the venues where I’ve either performed or produced/hosted events in the last five years:

Morbid Anatomy Museum — Brooklyn, NY

The People’s Improv Theater — New York, NY

New York Society for Ethical Culture — New York, NY

Nitehawk Cinema — Brooklyn, NY

Don Pedro — Brooklyn, NY

Joe’s Pub — New York, NY

The Bell House — Brooklyn, NY

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — New York

Actor’s Fund Arts Center — New York, NY

92nd Street Y (Tribeca) — New York, NY

Union Hall — Brooklyn, NY

The Torch Theatre — Phoenix, AZ

The Slipper Room — New York, NY

Le Poisson Rouge — New York, NY

Eastlands — Brooklyn, NY

Morgan Avenue Underground — Brooklyn, NY

The Public School — Brooklyn, NY

Kitty Nights Burlesque — New York, NY

Gene Frankl Theatre — New York, NY

Videology — Brooklyn, NY

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Photo by Jessye Herrell

 

And here’s a list of publications I’ve written for:

Signature Reads (formerly Word & Film), daily columnist, critic, interviewer

Biographile, weekly quotation feature

New York Magazine, bar and nightlife critic

Black Phoenix Gazette

The Awl

XO Jane

The Hairpin

The FW

I Love Bad Movies

AMC TV (horror columnist, interviewer, submissions editor)

Hadassah Magazine

Doom Cakes  (commentary on the unfortunate role of cake in film. Featured in The Guardian, Mental Floss, and Edible Geography)

And finally here’s a handful of honors I’ve received:

Sword of Excellence, awarded in 2013 by 92Y Tribeca

New York City Council Citation, issued in 2005 by Christine Quinn for cultural service to the Meatpacking District 

AriZoni Award: Actor in a Major Role, issued by the Arizona Film, Theatre & Television Association in 2000 for Jungalbook, Mesa Youtheatre

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PRESS LINKS

Interviewed by Extra Crispy for a retrospective about the Meatpacking District’s famous restaurant, Florent

Our campaign to reprint Elsa Lanchester’s memoir was featured on The Mary Sue and Logo TV’s The Backlot

HistoryChiq Smart Talk radio show  Tom is interviewed about the past, present, and future of Meet The Lady’s live shows (aired 5/31/13)

HuffPost Live: Everybody Hates Tyler Tom appears as a guest to discuss HIV in the films of Tyler Perry (aired 4/09/13)

One of New York’s most colorful performance-based events.” Fangoria

“Your Perfect Friday… host Tom Blunt’s monthly variety show focuses its eye on stalkers and the stalkees who love them.”
Time Out New York

“Best By Day… Can you say cat-fights?” Time Out New York

“A feisty and fascinating homage to one of cinema’s sassiest bohemians.”— Fangoria

“Critic’s Pick” — Time Out New York

“Meet The Lady: The Women of Twin Peaks” recommended by The Wall Street Journal, The Onion, and Time Out New York

Sad Sacks and Barrels of Laughs… Back for an encore after a recent tribute, Louise Lasser screens the 1978 comedy ‘Just Me and You’…  The Wall Street Journal

“Tips For Today”   Paper Mag

“Editor’s Pick”   Alt Screen

“Writer and performer Tom Blunt saw the potential for greatness in this clip. And we will be forever thankful… and creeped out.”   The Huffington Post

“…A rotating group of themes, celebrities and odd-ball entertainers ranging from the sublime to the magnificent and back to the sublime again…”  Will Clark World

“Beyond Sparkle Motion: A Q&A with Beth Grant, character-actress extraordinaire…”   The Hairpin

“Every night I spend from here on out will feel a little emptier for not being as much fun as last night was.”  My New Plaid Pants

“Critic’s Pick”  —  Time Out New York

“Voice Choice”  —  The Village Voice

“What You’re Doing Tonight” NBC New York

“Meet The Lady: Pearl Bailey” recommended by Playbill, Broadway World, and The New York Post

“Your Perfect Weekend”   Time Out New York

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