Downtown Urban Arts Festival Features Tommy Jamerson & Rags to Bitches

575500_366575300061087_1668848070_n12809550_10101393081540544_4873688745399835533_n[1] (1)Playwright’s Name: Tommy Jamerson

Tell us about your latest project:

RAGS TO BITCHES: A Battle of Wits & Wigs tells the tawdry and bawdy story of two long-time drag rivals duking it out backstage at the US Open’s Legs Drag Pageant. But tucked under the sequins and just beyond the duct tape, there’s also a tale about insecurity, friendship, and learning to admit when you’re wrong. It’s basically an educational show for children, but with female illusionists’ and cursing.

What excites you about being a part of the Downtown Urban Arts Festival?

DUTF has a rich and wonderful history of helping out playwrights both green and seasoned. Being able to work with such an inviting and encouraging group has not only been a dream come true, but has also helped me reshape and see my play in a way I never thought possible. It’s not often a writer is given a chance like this, and DUTF has provided me with an invaluable (and artistically rewarding) opportunity.

What’s your upcoming project after the Festival?

I am primarily a children’s playwright, so I have a family show opening in Indiana (FROM HAIR TO ETERNITY: THE UNBEWEAVEABLE ADVENTURES OF RAPUNZEL) in May, as well an adaptation of Pinocchio (entitled ONCE UPON A PINE) premiering in New Orleans in the summer. I also have an adult, campy comedy (ETERNAL FLAME: THE BALLAD OF JESSIE BLADE) that’s currently playing here in New York at the Corner Office Theatre.

Website: http://tommyjamersonplays.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Widman/100009158036703

SHOW INFO:12809550_10101393081540544_4873688745399835533_n[1] (1) 575500_366575300061087_1668848070_n

Friday, April 1 at 7pm

HERE (145 Sixth Avenue – enter on Dominick Street)
Tickets are $18 at www.here.org or by calling 212-352-3101

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