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Tom Miller is a nationally recognized American Screenwriter, Performance Artist, Playwright, Actor, Sound Designer, and Musician living in Gainesville, Florida - the Known Center of the Universe. He holds a BA from the University of Florida in Theatre, and is currently pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts in the David Lynch Screenwriter's Program at Maharishi University of Management. Tom Miller has received national press for staring into Ted Cruz's mouth for two hours without breaking eye contact.

Local resident writes a love letter to Gainesville

Tom Miller, who held an exorcism for Richard Spencer at his open mic show last year, is writing a love letter to Gainesville in his newly finished screenplay, “The Tabernacle of Hedonism.” The screenplay is named after his open mic show currently called “The Tom Miller Show: The Tabernacle of Hedonism.” It has had previous names in the past. Miller, 53, didn’t want to give too much away about the script, but said that the story is about a group of oddballs and misfits in Gainesville forming a church of absurdity to legalize marijuana, defeat the Alien Motherhood and spread the word of Jamba, who is the Great Dumpster Goddess.

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Tom Miller is an American Performance Artist living and working in Gainesville, Florida. He is the host of the longest running live open mic variety show in the country, a painter, writer, poet, film-maker, actor, musician, sound designer, activist, and playwright. Miller has received national recognition for his work, and is listed in Wikipedia. This site is an authorized fan page and provides a comprehensive list of free links to works by Tom Miller for the public.

Things Get Real In Tom Miller’s Unreal World of UMMU

WUFT-FM Morning Edition host Glenn Richards speaks with Gainesville performance artist Tom Miller about his new play, UMMU, directed by Michael Presley Bobbitt and premiering at the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre in Gainesville on Friday, May 12th. About the play: A brilliant artist lost in a world of his own imagination. A brilliant psychologist trapped by his unusual cure. A beautiful woman who may be an angel or an alien, or who may not even exist. This world premiere of a Gainesville play tha

Florida Man to Stare at Ted Cruz's Mouth for Two Hours Straight

“This is the most dangerous thing I’ve ever done,” Miller told The Huffington Post. “It’s like being caught on ‘It’s A Small World’ for two hours straight.” Miller will be doing his two-hour “Ted Gawk” starting at 7 p.m. at the Hardback Cafe. The 50-year-old artist will be on a stage staring at a giant photo of Cruz without breaking eye contact (blinking is allowed). “People can attempt to interact with me, but I won’t be focusing on anything else but that smile,” he said. “Maybe someone will bring a beer to ease the pain.”

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Longtime Gainesville performance artist and man about town is, starting today, attempting what may be one of the more elaborate feats of his performance-art career. It certainly seems to be one of the longest: Starting at 10 a.m. today (EST), Miller will watch every episode of the David Lynch TV-Series “Twin Peaks” (including the European pilot) in a 30-hour stretch expected to run through mid-afternoon on Friday. Miller says he will do it at The Laboratory (dubbed a “cafe of science,” at 818 W. University Ave.), and while doing so will ingest only food products popularized on the 1990-1991 show, which, of course, were coffee, cherry pie and doughnuts naturally.

Tom Miller's Versatility Covers Art Spectrum

The Gainesville performance artist caps a busy week by displaying his Magic Marker drawings at Hardback Cafe as part of the Holiday Artwalk. Earlier this week, his newest play, Audience, debuted to a packed house at The SL8 Gallery in downtown Gainesville. On Wednesday night, he religiously emceed the Tabernacle of Hedonism at Hardback Cafe. And on Thursday night, he performed as the Pope, Satan, Doubting Thomas and a stockbroker in a stage reading of Shamrock McShane’s play, Holy Shit.

Tom Miller: A Never-Ending Performance

A performance artist had a vision: to stare at a white dot for hours. The white dot on the lip of a politician in the heat of a presidential debate. It started when Tom Miller watched Ted Cruz during the 2016 presidential debate. “He has a weird face. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but when he smiles it looks like he’s frowning, when he’s happy he looks disturbed,” Miller described. “Then this weird little white,” Miller thought for a second, “thing…popped out on his lip.” Miller was in disb

Miller Tries Making Sense of Absurd

A longtime fixture of Gainesville’s entertainment scene, Tom Miller will give an Artwalk performance with Alan Bushnell on Friday night at the Hardback Café. It’s titled “Sex, Religion, Fastfood.” The great thing about Tom Miller is that you never know what Gainesville’s most unpredictable performance artist will be up to next. Earlier this summer, he and a dedicated team of artist friends erected a sculpture about nothing smack dab in the middle of Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Two weeks later,
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