Tom Stone – Screenwriter
om has pursued a multi-faceted career as a novelist, travel writer, historian, and stage- and screenplay writer. Simultaneously, he has had a very successful career in the professional theater as a director, lighting designer, and stage manager. After graduating from Yale, he visited Greece as an assistant stage manager for Jerome Robbins’ ballet company. He then spent next decade working as a stage manager and assistant director for Jerome Robbins and Harold Prince on the original productions of She Loves Me, Funny Girl, Fiddler On The Roof, and Cabaret as well as the now-legendary efforts of Robbins’ American Theatre Laboratory.
In 1992, he accepted an offer by Mr. Prince to become the Resident Director in London of Mr. Prince’s new, Broadway-bound musical, The Kiss of the Spider Woman. Subsequently, Mr. Stone directed the London company, starring Bebe Neuwirth, and shortly afterwards, directed the German-language version in Vienna. Upon returning to New York, Mr. Stone then worked for a season with the Circle Repertory Company as casting director and stage manager before optioning a short story for a TV movie and heading west. He has since written six film scripts for hire.
While living in Greece for 22 years, Stone wrote and published his first novel, Armstrong, and numerous other books and articles about living abroad. Additionally Stone has written his own memoir of living on Patmos, The Summer of My Greek Tavérna, (Book-of-the-Month Club and Quality Paperback Club in 2003), and his latest effort, Zeus: A Journey Across Greece in the Footsteps of a God, was published in February, 2008. Currently, Tom is working on a children’s book based on one of the most popular of the Greek myths, tentatively titled The Curse of the Minotaur.