Tiffany Antone

Tiffany Antone

Tiffany’s plays have been read and/or performed in Los Angeles, New York, D.C., and Minneapolis. Her newest play, Cricket Woman Mother Earth (or) A Nasty Comeuppance, was a 2011 O’Neil finalist. Her plays Ana and the Closet and Twigs and Bone were both Jerome Finalists and O’Neil semi-finalists for 2009 & 2010. Twigs and Bone was a Great Plains Theatre Conference selection for 2014 and received a...
Tiffany’s plays have been read and/or performed in Los Angeles, New York, D.C., and Minneapolis. Her newest play, Cricket Woman Mother Earth (or) A Nasty Comeuppance, was a 2011 O’Neil finalist. Her plays Ana and the Closet and Twigs and Bone were both Jerome Finalists and O’Neil semi-finalists for 2009 & 2010. Twigs and Bone was a Great Plains Theatre Conference selection for 2014 and received a developmental premier with Acadiana Repertory Theatre in Layfayette, LA in October, 2015. Her play The Good Book is available through Samuel French. Tiffany’s play In the Company of Jane Doe has won numerous awards and received its first NY production in 2012 with CAKE Productions. Tiffany was a 2008 Hawthornden Fellow and a 2009 Sherwood Award Finalist with CTG, and was recently awarded the 2012 Bucky Award for Outstanding Literary Artist. Tiffany holds her MFA in Playwriting from UCLA, and currently lives/teaches in Texas where she writes for stage and screen. She is a member of The Dramatists Guild, The Playwright’s Center, Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas, and The Los Angeles Female Playwrights Initiative (for whom she is also a contributing blogger). She is co-founder of The@trics and runs Little Black Dress INK, a female playwright producing organization.

Plays

  • The Low Tide Gang
    Four odd gentleman, one sandy room, two shovels, a curious board game, and a couple of unexpected guests make this absurdist play quite an unusual ride. THE LOW TIDE GANG is an "examination of masculinity, violence, gender stereotypes and power dynamics—with a hefty dose of fearless good humor." *Brand New Work*
  • Cricket Woman Mother Earth (or) A Nasty Comeuppance
    Aura Bloom can’t sleep. She’s consumed with grief over our ever-warming planet and despaired over recent social/political events. So, when Aura seduces an unsuspecting Census Worker in a last ditch grab for consolation (who later mysteriously dies in her bed) and claims he’s impregnated her, it’s no wonder that her husband, Billy, thinks she’s gone over the edge. In the months that follow, Billy tries to...
    Aura Bloom can’t sleep. She’s consumed with grief over our ever-warming planet and despaired over recent social/political events. So, when Aura seduces an unsuspecting Census Worker in a last ditch grab for consolation (who later mysteriously dies in her bed) and claims he’s impregnated her, it’s no wonder that her husband, Billy, thinks she’s gone over the edge. In the months that follow, Billy tries to navigate his anger over Aura’s infidelity, while Aura prepares to birth an extinction level plague; Mother Earth’s final punishment for mankind’s carelessness. A play about crickets, politics, sex, unemployment, and… oh yeah, the end of the world. *Finalist: O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2011
  • Twigs and Bone
    After her estranged parent’s phone line has been disconnected, Moira Lane begrudgingly returns to the home she abandoned eight years ago only to find things far worse than she could have feared. Her father, William, has taken to peeing in coffee mugs and her mother, Bonnie, claims to have had a miraculous birth. Believing the “baby” to be her youngest daughter reincarnated, Bonnie is convinced that Faeries in...
    After her estranged parent’s phone line has been disconnected, Moira Lane begrudgingly returns to the home she abandoned eight years ago only to find things far worse than she could have feared. Her father, William, has taken to peeing in coffee mugs and her mother, Bonnie, claims to have had a miraculous birth. Believing the “baby” to be her youngest daughter reincarnated, Bonnie is convinced that Faeries in the woods have blessed the family with a second chance. As a terrible storm moves in, Moira must battle her family’s madness and navigate the years of guilt and grief feeding the storm if she has any hope of getting out alive. Developed at The Hawthornden International Writer’s Retreat and Theatricum Botanicum Conferences: Great Plains Theatre Conference, 2014 Finalist: Jerome Fellowship, 2010 Semi-Finalist: O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2010 and Bay Area Playwrights Festival, 2010
  • Ana and the Closet
    Ana’s life finally seems to be getting back to normal. She has a loving husband, good credit, and she just found the perfect dress, one that practically sings when she puts it on. So it’s no surprise really that things are about to get messy. See, Ana’s first husband, David, didn’t die in a military crash after all. He’s been a prisoner of war for the past 3 years, and the army just called to let her know...
    Ana’s life finally seems to be getting back to normal. She has a loving husband, good credit, and she just found the perfect dress, one that practically sings when she puts it on. So it’s no surprise really that things are about to get messy. See, Ana’s first husband, David, didn’t die in a military crash after all. He’s been a prisoner of war for the past 3 years, and the army just called to let her know he’s back. Now Ana has to decide how much her heart can take. And if that weren’t enough, David brought back something with him. Something dark, and dangerous, and it lives in the closet. Part surrealistic comedy, part romantic odyssey, Ana and the Closet, is a simple story set amidst today’s confusing times. Winner: Tim Robbins Award and Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting Finalist: Jerome Fellowship, 2009 Semi-Finalist: O’Neill Playwright’s Conference, 2009
  • In the Company of Jane Doe
    Jane Doe cannot explain how the frozen cod got in her briefcase, she cannot explain why she keeps dreaming about snow, and she certainly doesn’t understand why she is being kept awake night after night with dreams of a little man slicing her into bite-size pieces. What she does know, however, is that she needs to get to the bottom of things before these mysterious “Incidents” get in the way of the biggest...
    Jane Doe cannot explain how the frozen cod got in her briefcase, she cannot explain why she keeps dreaming about snow, and she certainly doesn’t understand why she is being kept awake night after night with dreams of a little man slicing her into bite-size pieces. What she does know, however, is that she needs to get to the bottom of things before these mysterious “Incidents” get in the way of the biggest promotion of her life! When the eccentric Dr. Snafu offers to clone her, she leaps at the opportunity. What she doesn’t realize though, is that by failing to disclose her multiple plastic surgeries she will come face to face with the “Jane-that-could-have-been”, thus forcing her to confront her own inner demons. What follows is a riotous, and fantastical, journey through one woman’s fight for self-discovery. Developed with UCLA, and The Theatricum Botanicum Productions: LA Theatre Ensemble – 2008, CAKE Productions (NY) – 2012 Winner: New Works for Young Women, University of Tulsa New Plays on Campus, The Playwrights’ Center Dini Ostrov Stage Spirit Award Hal Kanter Award in Comedy Writing Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting Finalist: Princess Grace Awards, 2006 FULL SCRIPT AVAILABLE AT INDIE THEATER NOW: http://www.indietheaternow.com/Play/in-the-company-of-jane-doe
  • From the Rubble
    When the end of the world interrupts Jack’s busy day at the office, he is more then a little depressed at the prospect of spending his final moments with Pete, his pet rock. Not long after his office caves in however, Tori, a free spirited accountant from down the hall, hammers her way through his office wall with her high heel. He is looking for salvation; she’s just looking for the bathroom. Together they...
    When the end of the world interrupts Jack’s busy day at the office, he is more then a little depressed at the prospect of spending his final moments with Pete, his pet rock. Not long after his office caves in however, Tori, a free spirited accountant from down the hall, hammers her way through his office wall with her high heel. He is looking for salvation; she’s just looking for the bathroom. Together they find the answers, but not in the forms they expect. You see, God has a little plan of her own, and it requires a higher commitment than either Jack, or Tori, have ever had to make before. *This play may be performed as a 1-act utilizing the first act of the script only. In this case, the script will call for 1 W, and 1 M. Developed with NEW Plays NEW Voices at UCLA Playreading Series Winner: Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Award in Playwriting
  • Ham Brown's House
    About a year ago Paul Brown returned to the family farm. He entered the house while no one was home, took off all his clothes and shot himself in the head. Now, a year later, Ginny Mae Brown has moved back to the family farm to take care of her ailing Mother and quick-tempered father, but things aren’t quite right in Ham Brown’s House. Ham is convinced his daughter is trying to kill him, his wife can’t speak...
    About a year ago Paul Brown returned to the family farm. He entered the house while no one was home, took off all his clothes and shot himself in the head. Now, a year later, Ginny Mae Brown has moved back to the family farm to take care of her ailing Mother and quick-tempered father, but things aren’t quite right in Ham Brown’s House. Ham is convinced his daughter is trying to kill him, his wife can’t speak, the nosy family physician keeps coming round to check on things, and his favored son John hasn’t been home since the funeral. All Ham wants is some peace and quiet , but that might be hard to do with Ginny poking around. Left to put together pieces of an old family secret, hidden away for 33 years, Ginny starts to wonder, what is Opal hiding? Did she really suffer a stroke or was she the victim of some sort of attack? What does Doc Housman know that makes Ham bristle at his very name? Why hasn’t John come home, and what is on that old movie reel that has got Opal so terrified of Ham? Events unfold in a pressure cooker of emotion until the final scene, where the old projector is once again found and Ginny Mae serves up a final reckoning. Finalist: Princess Grace Awards, 2008 Semi-Finalist: 2009 Eileen Heckart Drama for Seniors Competition
  • The Egg
    A chicken tries to dispose an unplanned egg the best way she knows how, but her nosy neighbor can't keep his trunk out of her business.
  • Hat Trick
    JP's children have come back to the nest after struggling to find employment. While his daughter has found part time work as a substitute teacher, his son Mike is floundering (and spending way too much time engaging in comment battles with readers of the local online newspaper). JP tries to connect with his son while they watch the community's 4th of July Parade, but finds it's not as easy as...
    JP's children have come back to the nest after struggling to find employment. While his daughter has found part time work as a substitute teacher, his son Mike is floundering (and spending way too much time engaging in comment battles with readers of the local online newspaper). JP tries to connect with his son while they watch the community's 4th of July Parade, but finds it's not as easy as it used to be. Written for HowlRound's Here and Now Project.