The men and women who inhabit Tommy Housworth's stories are all chasing down redemption. As in life, some of them find it while others tumble into karmic detours that lead to harrowing - and at times, darkly humorous - results.
An art critic becomes obsessed with an exhibit by a provocative performance artist. A man takes in the widow of a migrant worker after her husband is gunned down at the Texas border. A photographer faces a personal crossroads after being the sole witness to a suicide jump from the Golden Gate Bridge.
At once idyllic and satiric, Buddhist Catnaps & Broken-Down Hymns captures the miracles and malaise of life in 21st century America.
"Soulful, honest, hilarious writing." -Sean Daniels, Geva Theatre NYC
"Piercing and unforgettable...with grit, grace, humor, and wisdom, these stories reveal us to ourselves again and again." -Stacey Brown, poet, Cradle Song
"These stories take you on a rush of a ride. Buckle up, put your bare feet on the dash and get ready to fly." -Janece Shaffer, playwright, The Geller Girls