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FIREMEN nominated for Ovation

In News, Plays on September 23, 2014 at 4:20 AM

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So I guess my play FIREMEN has been nominated as Best Original Play for an Ovation Award.

(Michael McColl & Amanda Saunders.)

“db” at Portland Center Stage’s JAW Festival, July 25

In News, Plays, Schedule on June 13, 2014 at 4:12 PM

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by Tommy Smith | Created by Teddy Bergman & Tommy Smith

Thanksgiving weekend 1971. A man calling himself D.B. Cooper boards a plane in Portland, hijacks it for $200,000 at the SeaTac Airport, then parachutes into a snowstorm over Mount Rainier, never to be seen again. “db” brings to life this electric story, showing how the enduring myth of Cooper has created a canvas for regular Americans to act out fantasies of heroism, celebrity, revenge, retribution, and rage.

Directed by Teddy Bergman, “db” will be developed via the PCS JAW Festival over the course of two weeks with other work by Adam Bock, Penny Penniston & Mat Smart.

Friday, July 25 at 8pm

Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Ave.)

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Read the OREGONIAN article about JAW Playwrights Festival.

Read the HIGH TIMES article on D.B. Cooper.

WHITE HOT premieres in Canada, May 8-17

In News, Plays on April 23, 2014 at 2:49 PM

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 **** Incendiary … [Tommy Smith’s] dialogue has brass on its knuckles … WHITE HOT brands Smith forcefully as a talent to watch and to stomach.” — Adam Feldman, TIME OUT NEW YORK

“A beautifully written study in nihilism … revealing why so many marriages, based on such blind attempts at controlling another person and some understandably devious responses to it, lead to duplicitous affairs.” – Steven Leigh Morris, LA WEEKLY

“A fever blister of a play. It’s not nice. It’s not pretty. It’s raw and tough and meaty, grown up theater for adults who crave intellectual and artistic drama.” – Michael Strangeways, SEATTLE GAY SCENE

A powerful play … Mamet, Pinter, Beckett: We see all these influences in Smith’s writing. But he adds something of his own which deviates from the Absurdists, and which makes his technique an actor’s play.” – Ed Farolan, REVIEW VANCOUVER

Plays May 8-17 at Shop Theatre in Vancounver.

Buy yourself some tickets.

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