Tami Canaday

Tami Canaday

Tami Canaday has written over forty-five stage plays that have been performed in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Her literary work has been featured in The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, The Good Ear Review, Young Women’s Monologues from Contemporary Plays, Singular Voices, and Door is A Jar Magazine among others.

Tami’s plays have been the official selections for the...
Tami Canaday has written over forty-five stage plays that have been performed in the U.S., Canada, and Japan. Her literary work has been featured in The Best Stage Scenes, The Best Women’s Stage Monologues, The Good Ear Review, Young Women’s Monologues from Contemporary Plays, Singular Voices, and Door is A Jar Magazine among others.

Tami’s plays have been the official selections for the Athena Project, the Western Playwright’s Showcase, Boulder Acting Group, Sonoma County Repertory Theatre’s New Drama Works, the New York International Fringe Festival, and the Colorado Women’s Playwright Festival. Her plays have been performed on stages across the country including the Left Theatre, the Changing Scene, the Luminous Group Theatre, Buckham Alley Theatre, Source Theatre Company, and the Producer’s Club in New York City. She was dramaturge and contributing writer for Bingo Boyz: Columbine, which received the Denver Post’s Ovation Award for best new work. Count Down to Zero Theatre in Denver commissioned and produced the play, Uncle Rooster, in Denver and Brooklyn. Currently, she is a resident playwright of Theater 29 in Denver . She is a member of the Dramatists Guild. For more information, please check out her website at Tamicanaday.com

Plays

  • Riot Confidential
    Trapped in a riot damaged store in Denver, Laurel meets the charismatic leader behind the riots, Smokey. Hunted by his enemies, Smokey is forced to remain in the store while Laurel opens up a world of places and people that Smokey can only preach about.
  • Uncle Rooster
    After an attack on Lulu Burg's neighborhood garden, the town must confront the reality of what happens to a community when laws are broken and individuals are held above the law in order to punish the suspected culprit, Uncle Rabbit. Uncle Rooster, through the lens of a children's fable, warns of the reality of political misbehaviour and the subsequent community erosion.
  • Skidding on Butterflies
    A mother fresh out of prison and her daughter hit the skids before they reconcile.
  • No Longer A Maiden
    A young woman visits the all-seeing and all knowing tarot reader Madam Saboon for advice
    on a dinner dish.
  • Santa Tells a Story
    The comedy involves a garrulous, repetitive Santa Claus and a hapless man, Rob, who becomes Santa's captive audience. The piece is set in a laundromat, but for poor Rob, it might as well be in hell.
  • Liver for Dinner
    A comedy that satirizes a couple in the kitchen who use liver and onions as a flirtatious marital glue, while they attempt to keep the dinner menu a secret from a curious cousin.
  • Mrs. Green
    What length would you go for a nuisance neighbor? "Mrs. Green" explores the limits of humanity in the throes of a world crisis. (A radio version is also available)
  • Tock, Talk, Tock
    A man and a woman meet at a bus stop to go to the man's apartment and back to the bus stop using language and emotion in a palindrome.
  • Mustard Cravat
    In an upper end restaurant, two couples - a man and woman each - sit at separate tables enjoying tea. The two women, Augusta and Amber, speak and move simultaneously, while the two men, Richard and Randy, do the same. That is until Tim enters . . .
  • Don Meets Dan
    In a coffee shop, Don meets Dan over a honey pot of unmet expectations.
  • A Bit of Snuff
    Using a Grand Guignol genre, A Bit of Snuff uses heightened gestures and expressions to explore Manuel's domination over Mindy Sue for a video audience. Or, is it the other way around, unbeknownst to Manuel, where Mindy Sue is in control ?
  • Big Eyed Doll
    A family heirloom doll talks to a young child about her mother who is standing next to them.