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About smithsmith

Tommy Smith’s play FIREMEN recently won five LADCC awards, including best writing. His other plays include GHOSTLIGHT (Labyrinth Theatre Company, d. Paul Budraitis), WHITE HOT (West Of Lenin, d. Braden Abraham); ZERO, PTSD & PIGEON (Ensemble Studio Theatre, d. Billy Carden); THE WIFE (Access Gallery, d. May Adrales); CARAVAN MAN (Williamstown Theatre Festival, music & lyrics by Gabriel Kahane, d. Kip Fagan); DEMON DREAMS (Magic Futurebox, music by DJ Spooky, d. Kevin Laibson); A DAY IN DIG NATION (PS 122, co-written and d. Michael McQuilken); AIR CONDITIONING (Eugene O’Neill Playwrights Conference, d. Steve Cosson); among others. In addition, his award-winning theatrical collaborations with Reggie Watts – DISINFORMATION, TRANSITION, RADIOPLAY and DUTCH A/V – played at The Public Theatre, Lamama, The Warhol Museum, MCA Chicago, ICA Boston, On The Boards and PICA: TBA, among others. As a director/writer, Tommy created the environmental sound performances, NECTARINE EP (for Flea Theater) LOTUS EATERS EP (for IRT Theater, with voices of Neil Gaiman, Marin Ireland & Reed Birney), FORTH (for MFB, d. Meiyin Wang), and DRUGLETTERS (for Labyrinth Theatre Company). Tommy is the recipient of the PONY fellowship at The Lark, a two-time winner of the Lecomte du Nouy Prize, a two-time recipient of the E.S.T. Sloan Grant, a winner of the Page73 Productions Playwriting Fellowship, a member of the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writer’s Group at Primary Stages, a recipient of the Creative Capital award, and a two-time winner of the MAP Fund. Publications include PIGEON for Dramatists Play Service and WHITE HOT in the New York Theatre Review. He is a graduate of the playwriting program at The Juilliard School. Tommy’s feature film FIGMENT is currently optioned by Ridley Scott’s production company ScottFree. Smith is also working on a thriller SLEEPER CAR with director Guy Moshe and Zero Gravity Entertainment. As a journalist, Tommy’s work has appeared in The Village Voice, High Times & The Brooklyn Rail. He lives in New York City.

THE WIFE press

“Excellent … ‘The Wife’ is a brew all Mr. Smith’s own … a sort of warped, contemporary La Ronde.” Rachel Saltz, NEW YORK TIMES — “Thrilling … a sad, frightening and often extremely funny drama” Benjamin Sutton, L MAGAZINE — … Continue reading

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New York Theatre Review interviews Tommy Smith

Jody Christopherson asks Tommy about The Wife right here.

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Production Photos

Caitlin McDonough Thayer (RUTH, right) and Jacob Knoll (JAKE, left). photos: Luke Norby

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Cubby Hole speech

Watch by clicking this. Caitlin McDonough-Thayer as Ruth in “The Wife.”

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moments from satellite

Rebecca Hart, our headliner, sans the Sexy Children. — Caitlin McDonough-Thayer (who plays “Ruth”) admires Indiana Jones: The Pinball Game. — Mary Jane Gibson (left, who plays “Nance”) auctioning off director May Adrales. — the crowd — all shot by … Continue reading

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“Wife” party on October 7 @ SATELLITE LOUNGE

THE WIFE will be going up this December in The Gallery at Access Theater! Join us in a night of fun and celebration as we raise funds and raise a glass to this incredible show at one of the best … Continue reading

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This is the second post.

Basically, this is to see how it’s going to look like with just a bunch of text.  You know, for kicks. Keep at it.  It’s such a tricky business.  You want to do your art but you’ve got to live, … Continue reading

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