Tony Tambasco

Tony Tambasco

Tony Tambasco is a director (and sometime writer) and holds an M.F.A. in directing from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin University, where he wrote and directed his thesis production, "The Ballad of Dido," a new musical. Some of Tony's other plays include "The Princess of America," performed by Darkhorse Dramatists in 2015, and "The True...
Tony Tambasco is a director (and sometime writer) and holds an M.F.A. in directing from the American Shakespeare Center's partner program with Mary Baldwin University, where he wrote and directed his thesis production, "The Ballad of Dido," a new musical. Some of Tony's other plays include "The Princess of America," performed by Darkhorse Dramatists in 2015, and "The True History of the Famous Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr," performed at the Incarnate Word Academy in 2016.

As a director, Tony seeks to work with playwrights who relish in using heightened language to give immediate urgency to grand philosophical ideas. He enjoys working with playwrights to help nurture their scripts, and has worked with new scipts from John Patrick Bray and Germaine Shames. Tony has been working with William Hugel on the development of "Gödel" since early 2018.

Plays

  • Maine Junction
    Coffee Moose and Cheese Compass fell in love on the Appalachian Trail, but Cheese doesn't think they can finish the trail before Katahdin closes, and wants to take the Long Trail to Jay, VT. Coffee doesn't want to give up the dream of through hiking the trail. As the couple comes to Maine Junction, they wrestle with the choice to either stay together, or go their separate ways.
  • The Quintessence of Dust
    The Quintessence of Dust is about healing, and learning to live with the scars of trauma. In the wake of their father's death, and just before demolishing their old house, sisters Portia and Lucretia meet to open a long abandoned stash of their father's belongings. As they confront the generational rift that divides them, and get to know their father as a younger man, they're able to heal from...
    The Quintessence of Dust is about healing, and learning to live with the scars of trauma. In the wake of their father's death, and just before demolishing their old house, sisters Portia and Lucretia meet to open a long abandoned stash of their father's belongings. As they confront the generational rift that divides them, and get to know their father as a younger man, they're able to heal from some of the wounds they've carried. But after discovering one of their father's long abandoned secrets, they struggle with forgiving, forgetting, or reconciling the man they knew with the crime he committed.
  • The Price of Peace
    The royal family of Troy confronts the reality that they are not prepared for another year of war with the Greeks, and consider a sacrifice.
  • The Emerging Artist
    An artist struggling to advance in her career clashes with a younger curator over what it means to be an emerging artist.
  • I Meant Not to Do It
    Marie Antoinette is haunted by her inability to save her family, and herself in this ten minute play.
  • Battleground State
    The 2076 election tears apart a family in rural Ohio.
  • The Princess of America
    The young Princess Marie and Prince Louis of France confront their uncertain future in this ten minute historical play.
  • The True History of the Famous Duel Between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr
    A ten minute history play written in iambic pentameter in which the two fathers of their country meet to settle their grievances the only way they know how. The characters are men, but the author encourages casting diversity of all kinds.