Tommy O'Malley
Joined 2015-03-19 20:01:37

Tommy O'Malley is a Brooklyn-based writer and performer. He is the Artistic Associate at the Civilians, where he co-edits Extended Play. He produces the storytelling show Big City Stories in Brooklyn. He appears on Sirius/XM's "Race Wars," hosted by Kurt Metzger and Sherrod Small, and cohosts its spin-off podcast "Crass to Mouth" with Keren Margolis.

Tommy O'Malley's articles

Warm Up with PS122’s Red Hot COIL

PS122's COIL festival runs at various venues throughout New York City from January 5-17. Extended Play features three shows from this year's line up.

In the Bronx, Dan Hoyle is Hanging Out on “The Block”

The Working Theater recently commissioned writer/performer Dan Hoyle to collaborate with director Tamilla Woodard on a research-based theater piece set in the Bronx. They're in the process of creating "The Block," which will tour all five New York City Boroughs in Summer 2016.

We’ll Meet You Where You’re At: Axis Ballymun Serves Its Community in North Dublin

Axis Ballymun is a cultural organization serving the regenerated community of Ballymun in North Dublin. Axis Program Manager Niamh Ní Chonchubhair recently gave Extended Play a tour of their facilities.

At Home and Abroad, the Abbey Theatre Explores the Intersection of Peace and Violence

With its current productions of "Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme" in Dublin and "Quietly" in New York, the Abbey Theatre mines Irish history to pose universal questions about human violence.

Verbatim Playwright Alecky Blythe Takes “London Road” from the Streets to the Stage to the Screen

The verbatim film musical "London Road" premieres this month in the United States. Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley spoke to Alecky Blythe, who wrote both the film and the stage play on which it is based.

#Rent20 — Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler on Their Generations

This is the second part of a conversation that Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley facilitated between Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler, two artists whose work speaks to the complicated legacy of Jonathan Larson's "Rent."

#Rent20 — Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler on What Artists Own

On the 20th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "Rent," Extended Play's Tommy O'Malley sits down with Sarah Schulman and Chris Tyler to talk about the legacy of the Pulitzer Prize-winning show. Schulman argues that Jonathan Larson plagiarized huge chunks of "Rent" from her novel "People in Trouble."

On Stage at the Ars Nova ANT Fest: Emerging Artists and Verbatim Theater

Writer/performers Ilana Becker and Emilyn Kowaleski are bringing two very different investigative theater works to Ars Nova's ANT Fest, a series that highlights emerging artists throughout the month of June.

James Nokise Digs into New Zealand’s “Ridiculous” Gang Culture on the La MaMa Stage

Playwright James Nokise — a former gang member — is making his U.S. debut with "So So Gangsta," a blend of theatrical lecture and stand-up comedy, as part of the New Zealand Performance Festival at La MaMa in NYC.