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 Monologs from Contemporary Plays, and Singular Voices among others.

Tami’s plays have been the official selections for the Athena Project, the Western...
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 Monologs from Contemporary Plays, and Singular Voices 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. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild.

Plays

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Death by Hairbrush
    An attorney, Rick, meets with a strange woman who in a pique of anger for not getting hired by Rick as a paralegal bequeaths him the gift of Oscar, a dead person, who does not know he is dead. Oscar may or may not be the husband of Rick’s loyal assistant, Tabitha.
  • Uncle Rooster
    Uncle Rooster, through the lens of a children's fable, warns of the reality of political torture and the subsequent community erosion. 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.