Plays & Publications

Tammy’s wide-ranging plays confront contemporary social issues in the context of personal relationships. Her characters are complex, three-dimensional, and authentically drawn with humor, heart, intelligence, and compassion. Her work strives to be heartfelt, probing, and funny, while tackling large questions through a human lens, hoping to connect to audiences in deeply personal and emotionally engaging ways.

Take My Hand & Wave Goodbye

Take My Hand & Wave Goodbye

After her favorite aunt is shot in a random act of gun violence, Cassie begins dreaming her back into existence, while her family learns how to grieve.

The Wake

The Wake

Sisters rent a beach house to say goodbye to their late sister, Colleen when they find themselves caught in a hurricane of the same name.

Tar Beach

Tar Beach

Three unsupervised teenagers in New York City during the summer of 1977

Molly’s Hammer

Molly’s Hammer

A story of activism and sacrifice about a Pittsburgh mother of six who helped save us from the brink of nuclear disaster.

Soldier’s Heart

Soldier’s Heart

A marine returning from war refuses to see her young son, forcing her family to confront the truth of what happened to her in Iraq

Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods

Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods

When a middle aged white woman meets a “Lost Boy of Sudan” in Whole Foods, both of their lives are irrevocably changed

A Confluence of Dreaming

A Confluence of Dreaming

Fantasy collides with reality when an underappreciated suburban homemaker solicits a face-to-face meeting with her online lover in New York City

Baby’s Blues

Baby’s Blues

A frank and sympathetic look at one mother’s descent into serious psychosis brought on by the birth of her first child

Dark Part of the Forest

Dark Part of the Forest

A couple and their daughter move to the country in search of peace and safety. When young girls go missing, everything is threatened

Lindsey’s Oyster

Lindsey’s Oyster

(Theater for Young Adults) When a date with the captain of the lacrosse team spirals out of control, sixteen-year-old Lindsey must reconstruct what happened with the help of a tattoo artist named Rooster

FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father’s Code

FBI Girl: How I Learned to Crack My Father’s Code

(Theater for Families) Adapted from Maura Conlon’s memoir She’s All Eyes about growing up in L.A. in the 1960s & 1970s

The Music Lesson

The Music Lesson

(Theater for Families) Resonating with the music of Bach, this is a story of two countries, two families, two generations, and the ways they teach and heal each other

We Are Antigone

We Are Antigone

(Theater for High School) A classroom of young women must re-imagine Sophocles’, Antigone in the context of their own lives

Pig

Pig

Four months before the first Gulf War, a prodigal son goes AWOL, returning home for the Labor Day barbecue

A New Kind of Fallout

A New Kind of Fallout

Eco-opera about Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring written with composer Gilda Lyons commissioned by Pittsburgh Festival Opera