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Tony Speciale is the founder of Plastic Theatre—conceiving, co-authoring and directing the world premiere of Unnatural Acts: Harvard’s Secret Court of 1920 (Classic Stage Company, 2011—Drama Desk Award nominee for Outstanding Play and Outstanding Director; GLAAD Media Award nominee for Outstanding NY Theater: Broadway & Off-Broadway; Off Broadway Alliance Award nominee for Best New Play). Other credits at Classic Stage Company (CSC) include A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring Bebe Neuwirth, Christina Ricci and Taylor Mac, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and The Taming of the Shrew. Tony’s work has been seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville (ATL), Ahmanson Theatre (Center Theatre Group), Alliance Theatre, The Gym at Judson, The Clurman Theatre (Theatre Row), New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), HERE Arts Center and The Club at La MaMa. As a solo writer, his play Delirium: The Myth of Arthur Rimbaud was presented at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it was honored with a British Writers’ Guild Award. Tony served four seasons at CSC as Associate Artistic Director where he directed and taught for The Young Company, CSC’s award-winning Education and Outreach Initiative. He is a former ATL Acting Apprentice, studied musical theatre at The Boston Conservatory and holds an MFA in Directing from Columbia University. Tony is also the proud recipient of a Princess Grace Theatre Honorarium and Suzi Bass Award.

  • What a pleasure to be transported to this beguiling, sensual, lovably ingenious Midsummer. Director Tony Speciale’s staging is smart, magical and delirious.

    - Newsday -



  • Bracing and smart! Speciale’s production is stylish and stirring, and beautiful. The creators infuse the play with humor and humanity.

    - New York Daily News -
  • Riveting & fascinating! Stunning theatricality!

    - Variety -
  • Remarkable, sleek & brutal. Offers damning lessons in power, persecution, and solidarity—or lack thereof.

    - New York Magazine -



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  • Harmony is a glorious work of art…impeccably directed by Tony Speciale.

    - Atlanta Journal-Constitution -



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