Posted March 12, 2012 at 5:37 pm
We mourn the passing of Tom Murrin, aka the Alien Comic, and celebrate the life and work of this wonderful, unique artist, great friend and gallant colleague.
Tom came to La MaMa in 1964 and was an important contributor to, and playwright of, the Playhouse of Ridiculous, especially with his play Cockstrong which toured Europe.
Tom was our #1 Colleague, Supporter, Enabler, Cheerleader, Mentor to all of us who dared to call ourselves performers, presenters, programmer-curators, composers, designers, visual and performance artists. Tom is uniquely beloved in New York’s downtown arts community; he would always encourage up-and-coming younger artists and cheer on the more established artists from the sideline.
Thank you TOM MURRIN for being such a good friend and supporter, for your compassion and intelligence, and for your work as an artist that influenced all of us so deeply.
We will never forget you.