Tommy Jamerson

Tommy Jamerson

Tommy Jamerson was born in North Carolina and raised in Northwest Indiana. He has been writing plays for over ten years. While in high school, he fell in love with musical theatre, propelling him to continue his education in the arts. He attended and graduated from Indiana State University, studying theatre, with a concentration in playwriting and directing. While there, he was presented with the Angel of the...
Tommy Jamerson was born in North Carolina and raised in Northwest Indiana. He has been writing plays for over ten years. While in high school, he fell in love with musical theatre, propelling him to continue his education in the arts. He attended and graduated from Indiana State University, studying theatre, with a concentration in playwriting and directing. While there, he was presented with the Angel of the Year: Humanitarian Scholarship, wrote for Indiana’s Gendered Hate and Violence Conference, and served as a judge for the Midwest High School Playwriting Competition. After earning his Bachelor of Science, he moved to Atlanta (GA) to work for the Horizon Theatre Company as a playwriting apprentice where he worked as the sole librettist on the Cher-themed jukebox musical, GYPSIES, TRAMPS, & THIEVES.

His children's plays, THE BIG BAD BULLYSAURUS, PRINCESS PIGFACE, and ALICE THE BRAVE & OTHER TALES FROM WONDERLAND have all received numerous productions around the country along with his mature-themed shows, MURDEROUS INNOCENT, ETERNAL FLAME: THE BALLAD OF JESSIE BLADE, and LOVE/FANTASY. THE BIG BAD BULLY SAURUS, PRINCESS PIGFACE, CHARLIE THE NO-GOOD, REALLY-ROTTEN CHEAT-A-SAURUS REX, and CHOOSE YOUR OWN OZ, were recently published through YouthPLAYS Publishing and BULLYSAURUS is currently on an East Cast Tour presented through the Walnut Street Theatre Group. Also, his tongue-in-cheek adaptation of Rapunzel (FROM HAIR TO ETERNTIY), was picked up for publication by Big Dog Publishing. His play ALICE THE BRAVE is currently being licensed through Next Stage Press and can be purchased on Amazon.

Tommy holds an MFA in Playwriting from the University of New Orleans and resides in Caldwell (NJ) with his husband, Mark, and their dog, Darby. Tommy is a proud member of the Dramatist Guild.

Plays

  • The House on Haunted Hill
    Adapted from the 1959 Vincent Price classic, The House on Haunted Hill tells the story of millionaire Frederick Lauren and his wife Annabelle. The pair have decided to a throw a lavish party at a supposedly haunted house, and, to make things more interesting, are offering their five guests $50,000 each if they stay until daybreak. Filled with murder, mystery, ghosts, and a wicked sense of humor, Haunted Hill...
    Adapted from the 1959 Vincent Price classic, The House on Haunted Hill tells the story of millionaire Frederick Lauren and his wife Annabelle. The pair have decided to a throw a lavish party at a supposedly haunted house, and, to make things more interesting, are offering their five guests $50,000 each if they stay until daybreak. Filled with murder, mystery, ghosts, and a wicked sense of humor, Haunted Hill promises to be an evening you'll never forget.
  • You Go, Goddess!
    Adapted from the Greek myths of old, "You Go, Goddess!" is a sassy, girl-power comedy of Olympic proportions! When a vengeful sorceress places a curse on Hercules and threatens to plunge all of humanity into eternal darkness, it’s up to the demigod’s shy, socially-awkward daughter Calliope to make things right. Armed with magical sword, an ancient map, and Narcissus -her wise-cracking sidekick -...
    Adapted from the Greek myths of old, "You Go, Goddess!" is a sassy, girl-power comedy of Olympic proportions! When a vengeful sorceress places a curse on Hercules and threatens to plunge all of humanity into eternal darkness, it’s up to the demigod’s shy, socially-awkward daughter Calliope to make things right. Armed with magical sword, an ancient map, and Narcissus -her wise-cracking sidekick - Calliope must race against time and battle an island's worth of ferocious monsters if she wants to rescue her father and save the world!
  • The Big Bad Bullysaurus
    When Paleontologist Mark learns that his niece, Natalie, is being harassed by a local bully, he tells her the story of Ryan Rex Jr., a little dinosaur with a big bully problem of his own. With the help of his closest companions, Terry Pterodactyl and Bronnie Brontosaurus, Ryan and Natalie both learn a lesson about friendship and the importance of forgiveness. Filled with heart and humor, The Big Bad Bullysaurus...
    When Paleontologist Mark learns that his niece, Natalie, is being harassed by a local bully, he tells her the story of Ryan Rex Jr., a little dinosaur with a big bully problem of his own. With the help of his closest companions, Terry Pterodactyl and Bronnie Brontosaurus, Ryan and Natalie both learn a lesson about friendship and the importance of forgiveness. Filled with heart and humor, The Big Bad Bullysaurus entertains its audience while touching on this very timely issue.
  • Choose Your Own Oz
    The Wizard of Oz meets Choose Your Own Adventure in this fresh and fast-paced retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic in which the audience plays playwright and gets the chance to change everything from Dorothy’s footwear (silver slippers or ruby red…clown shoes?) to Toto’s species (lion, tiger or octopus?—oh my!) to the Witch’s flying footmen. A delight for children of all ages, Choose Your Own Oz reminds us...
    The Wizard of Oz meets Choose Your Own Adventure in this fresh and fast-paced retelling of the L. Frank Baum classic in which the audience plays playwright and gets the chance to change everything from Dorothy’s footwear (silver slippers or ruby red…clown shoes?) to Toto’s species (lion, tiger or octopus?—oh my!) to the Witch’s flying footmen. A delight for children of all ages, Choose Your Own Oz reminds us all that at the end of the day, there really is no place like home.
  • love/fantasy
    The following play is based off of actual interviews that were conducted during the fall of 2005 and the spring of 2006. The names and locations have all been changed in order to not only protect the interviewees, but to also provide them with a sense of anonymity. While it was imperative to me to retell tell these stories as accurately as they were relayed, small amounts of artistic license have been taken to...
    The following play is based off of actual interviews that were conducted during the fall of 2005 and the spring of 2006. The names and locations have all been changed in order to not only protect the interviewees, but to also provide them with a sense of anonymity. While it was imperative to me to retell tell these stories as accurately as they were relayed, small amounts of artistic license have been taken to help flesh out the structure and overall narrative of the piece. It was my goal with this play to not give into sensationalism, but rather to respect the integrity and honesty of those individuals that shared with me their darkest, most private memories, and to tell their stories as best as I possibly could. This play is dedicated to them.
  • Murderous Innocent
    Jacob Freeman seems to have it all; a thriving career, a bestselling novel, and an adoring wife. But when his past comes to haunt him in the form of his estranged seventeen year old daughter, Jacob’s perfect life is suddenly turned on its head and secrets long since buried begin to rise to the surface yet again.
  • Eternal Flamer: The Ballad of Jessie Blade
    The eternal flame ignites when earnest, good-natured, pretty boy, Jessie, abandons a quiet Minnesota home to chase his dreams of becoming a famous dancer. His pursuit leads him to New York's most lavish palace of degradation, the night club Gomorrah, run by a RuPaul style emcee simply known as Madam. Together they navigate through a labyrinth of plot twists and wig changes to explore sex, drugs, sabotage,...
    The eternal flame ignites when earnest, good-natured, pretty boy, Jessie, abandons a quiet Minnesota home to chase his dreams of becoming a famous dancer. His pursuit leads him to New York's most lavish palace of degradation, the night club Gomorrah, run by a RuPaul style emcee simply known as Madam. Together they navigate through a labyrinth of plot twists and wig changes to explore sex, drugs, sabotage, and open dance calls! It is only while running from these dangers that Jessie discovers the greatest danger of all... love. Return to a simpler time when girls just wanted to have fun and boys wanted to beat it.
  • Rags to Bitches: A Battle of Wits and Wigs
    Miss Dynasty Cotillion and Poppy Ingridia Gershawn are more than just drag royalty; they’re also fierce competitors, and lifelong frienemies. But on the final night of the 23rd Annual US Open…Legs Drag Pageant, just ten minutes before the show’s crowning ceremony, their fake friendship falls into jeopardy when Dynasty’s rare and extremely expensive lace front goes missing and it’s up to Poppy to prove that...
    Miss Dynasty Cotillion and Poppy Ingridia Gershawn are more than just drag royalty; they’re also fierce competitors, and lifelong frienemies. But on the final night of the 23rd Annual US Open…Legs Drag Pageant, just ten minutes before the show’s crowning ceremony, their fake friendship falls into jeopardy when Dynasty’s rare and extremely expensive lace front goes missing and it’s up to Poppy to prove that while she’s snatched a crown or two in her time, snatching another queen’s wig is another matter entirely. Will Poppy’s fake name be cleared? Will the culprit be apprehended? Will the crowning ceremony still go on as planned? And will there be more double entendre jokes than you can shake a limp noodle at? The answers to these questions, and many, many more, may or may not be answered during the fifteen minute run of RAGS TO BITCHES, but one thing is for certain; it’s going to be a battle of wits and wigs!
  • Charlie the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-A-Saurus Rex
    Cheating has been a hot topic issue for years…65 million to be exact! Journey back in time with Paleontologist Mark and his niece, Natalie, as they encounter Charlie the Cheat-A-Saurus, a young dinosaur who’d rather spend his days playing his RexBox than studying for his SATs (Scales and Tails Examination). But when the day of the big test arrives, an underprepared Charlie realizes he has a big decision to make...
    Cheating has been a hot topic issue for years…65 million to be exact! Journey back in time with Paleontologist Mark and his niece, Natalie, as they encounter Charlie the Cheat-A-Saurus, a young dinosaur who’d rather spend his days playing his RexBox than studying for his SATs (Scales and Tails Examination). But when the day of the big test arrives, an underprepared Charlie realizes he has a big decision to make: try the best he can…or cheat! Chock full of colorful new characters, zany one-liners, and audience participation, this family-friend comedy entertains while teaching the importance of honesty and friendship.
  • From Hair to Eternity: The Unbeweaveable Adventures of Rapunzel
    There’s a witch, a spell, and lots of radishes in this wildly wacky adaptation of “Rapunzel.” Locked in a tower by a witch, Rapunzel’s boring life comes to an end when she meets a prince who wants to rescue her from the tower and marry her even if he has to have a witch for a mother-in-law. When the Witch discovers that the Prince has been secretly visiting Rapunzel, she punishes Rapunzel by cutting her long...
    There’s a witch, a spell, and lots of radishes in this wildly wacky adaptation of “Rapunzel.” Locked in a tower by a witch, Rapunzel’s boring life comes to an end when she meets a prince who wants to rescue her from the tower and marry her even if he has to have a witch for a mother-in-law. When the Witch discovers that the Prince has been secretly visiting Rapunzel, she punishes Rapunzel by cutting her long lovely locks and giving her the dreaded, abysmally appalling hairdo…“The Mullet of Doom”! Will Rapunzel’s mullet doom her to a lonely life inside the tower, or will the Prince promise to love her from hair to eternity? This hair-raising, unbeweaveable comedy has a minimum set and is perfect for touring groups.
  • Alice The Brave & Other Tales From Wonderland (Full Length)
    Journey down the rabbit hole with the critically acclaimed Alice the Brave & Other Tales from Wonderland. First commissioned by and performed at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, LA, this colorful, fun-filled adaptation of Lewis Carrol's timeless masterpiece allows audiences to experience Wonderland like never before! While her parents are away on holiday, poor Alice finds herself bored out of her wits and...
    Journey down the rabbit hole with the critically acclaimed Alice the Brave & Other Tales from Wonderland. First commissioned by and performed at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, LA, this colorful, fun-filled adaptation of Lewis Carrol's timeless masterpiece allows audiences to experience Wonderland like never before! While her parents are away on holiday, poor Alice finds herself bored out of her wits and forced to stay with her dreary Aunt Mathilda at her even drearier summer home. But after accidentally conking herself on the head, Alice discovers that a world of wonder and whimsy awaits her right behind Aunt Mathilda's looking-glass. Littered with talking dodo birds and malicious Red Queens, Alice's adventures teach her not only the importance of bravery, but that being true to oneself is the greatest conquest of all!
  • Princess Pigface
    When a cruel and selfish king learns that his step-daughter’s beauty could be the end to his tyrannical reign, he places a spell on her – cursing her with the face of a pig! Now, Princess Pigface of Hillshire must cross many hills and swim many streams, seeking out acceptance and true love's first kiss. Along the way, she meets a dashingly handsome woodsman who prefers picking flowers to hunting, and comes...
    When a cruel and selfish king learns that his step-daughter’s beauty could be the end to his tyrannical reign, he places a spell on her – cursing her with the face of a pig! Now, Princess Pigface of Hillshire must cross many hills and swim many streams, seeking out acceptance and true love's first kiss. Along the way, she meets a dashingly handsome woodsman who prefers picking flowers to hunting, and comes to learn that true beauty is found within. Told with tongue firmly in cheek, this is a magical fairy tale that both kids and adults should enjoy!