Information about the Playwright
Thomas Meloncon is a native Houstonian and is nationally known for his hard-hitting, yet witty prose and plays. He has received numerous awards, including a Bronze Medallion from the City of Houston (1989) for his Off-Broadway Debut of the Diary of Black Men, and two Certificates of Congressional Recognition. Mr. Meloncon’ s poetry books are titled Poetry in E Minor and Recollections. His touring productions, including The Diary of Black Men, are Jump the Broom, The Marriage Test, and Whatever Happened to Black Love”. Mr. Meloncon has produced a variety of works for the American Cancer Society, The University of Texas-Medical Branch at Galveston, Harris County Precinct One Seniors Drama Program, the African American Healthy Marriage Initiative, the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and the Houston Area Women’s Center. Mr. Meloncon is an associate professor and director of Theatre at Texas Southern University, in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts. He is honored to present a creative work that may influence and save lives.