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Tammy Ryan

Tammy Ryan is a resident playwright of New Dramatists based in Pittsburgh.

TAMMY RYAN's plays have been performed across the United States and internationally. Plays include Tar Beach (Luna Stage, Kilroy’s List), Molly’s Hammer (Repertory Theater of St. Louis), Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods (Premiere Stages, ATCA Francesca Primus Prize), Soldier’s Heart, (Pittsburgh Playhouse, Premiere Stages) and The Music Lesson (Florida Stage/Carbonell Award/AATE Distinguished New Play Award.)  Her work has been nominated for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize, the ATCA Steinberg Award and supported by the National New Play Network, The New Harmony Project, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Sewanee Writers Conference, The Heinz Endowment, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. Tammy is a resident playwright of New Dramatists and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Broadway Play Publishing, Dramatic Publishing Company and Playscripts.   www.tammyryan.net..

(Women’s) History Matters
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(Women’s) History Matters

27 March 2018

Playwright and professor Tammy Ryan explores three initiatives seeking to introduce historic and contemporary plays written by women (back) into the canon.

In Search of an Artistic Sabbatical
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In Search of an Artistic Sabbatical

15 February 2017

Playwright and educator Tammy Ryan speaks to the benefits of taking a break in a field when there seems to be constant pressure to always be producing.

A Tale of One Play in Two Cities
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A Tale of One Play in Two Cities

25 September 2016

The trajectory of playwright Tammy Ryan’s play Lost Boy in Whole Foods about Sudanese refugees in America and how a play about refugees plays today.

The Guns in My Plays
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The Guns in My Plays

21 January 2013

Playwright Tammy Ryan talks about the role of guns in her older and more recent plays.

Pittsburgh
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Pittsburgh

4 June 2012

Playwright Tammy Ryan describes the theatrical and artistic landscape of Pittsburg, and argues for the city to more fully embrace Pittsburgh's local playwrights.

 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

An overview of the theatre scene in Pittsburgh.