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TAMMY RYAN’s plays have been commissioned, produced and/or developed across the country at such theaters as The Alliance Theater Company, Florida Stage, The People’s Light and Theater Company, The Philadelphia Theater Company, Playwrights Theater of New Jersey, Pittsburgh’s City Theater and THE REP at The Pittsburgh Playhouse. A graduate of Carnegie-Mellon University’s Dramatic Writing program, Ryan has received the Heinz Endowment’s Creative Heights Award, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust’s Creative Achievement Award, a Sprout Seed Award, and fellowships from the Sewanee Writers Conference and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Plays include PIG (29TH Street Rep), DARK PART OF THE FOREST (Premiere Stages), A CONFLUENCE OF DREAMING, (finalist, Julie Harris Playwriting Award), BABY’S BLUES and FBI GIRL: HOW I LEARNED TO CRACK MY FATHER’S CODE (THE REP). Her writing for young audiences has twice won the National Playwriting for Youth Bonderman Award for THE GIFT OF THE PIRATE QUEEN (Playhouse Jr., 2007) and THE MUSIC LESSON, which received the 2004 American Association of Theater in Education's Distinguished Play Award and has been widely produced across the country. Her latest play LOST BOY FOUND IN WHOLE FOODS was developed at the 2009 New Harmony Project and at the 2009 Premiere Stages Playwriting Festival. Her plays are published by Dramatists Play Service, Broadway Play Publishing and Dramatic Publishing. Ryan is a Dramatists Guild representative for the Pittsburgh region where she lives with her husband and two daughters.



Tammy Ryan