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Mr. Tony Speciale

Production, Performances

Classic Stage Company

Direct Phone: (212) ***-**** ext. **       

Classic Stage Company

136 East 13Th Street

New York, New York 10003

United States

Company Description

Classic Stage Company is the Off-Broadway theater that re-imagines classics for contemporary American audiences. CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY is the award-winning Off-Broadway theatre committed to re-imagining the classical repertory for a contemporary America... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Slant Magazine

Associate Artistic Director
Off Broadway


Plastic Theatre


The Boston Conservatory

MFA studies

Columbia University

Web References (145 Total References)

The Boy Who Danced On Air - Diversionary Theatre

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Tony Speciale Director

TONY SPECIALE (Director) is an award-winning creator of new work, and the Artistic Director of Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. As the founder of Plastic Theatre, he conceived, co-authored and directed the world premiere of Unnatural Acts (Classic Stage Company-Drama Desk Award nominee, GLAAD Media Award nominee).
Speciale served four seasons as Associate Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company. He studied musical theatre at The Boston Conservatory and holds an M.F.A. in Directing from Columbia University. He is also the proud recipient of a Princess Grace Theatre Honorarium, British Writers' Guild Award and a Suzi Bass Award. tonyspeciale.com

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There is a director in New York, Tony Speciale, who works for Classic Stage Company whose work I've been following. Tony was an apprentice here and was in the original cast of Big Love. I've talked with him because he has a passion for Shakespeare and he expressed an interest in this play.

Conceiver and Director Tony ...

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Conceiver and Director Tony Speciale reads an article in OUT Magazine by Benoit Denizet-Lewis about the Secret Court of 1920 and is instantly struck by the story of injustice and persecution. He decides to one day bring that story to the stage and so, files the article away in a folder labeled "source material for future projects".

Tony Speciale begins his MFA studies at Columbia University under the guidance of Anne Bogart and Brian Kulick.
Tony Speciale reads a book entitled Harvard's Secret Court: The Savage 1920 Purge of Campus Homosexuals by Yale alumnus William Wright.
Further inspired, Tony collects more research to add to his file, (e.g. The Crimson article, period history, online documentation).
Tony Speciale is granted access by Harvard University to copy all 500 pages of archival documents pertaining to the Secret Court.
Nick Norman introduces Nirmal Chandraratra to Tony Speciale.
Nick & Nirmal write the beginnings of another song 'On the Town' and perform it for Tony.
Tony Speciale decides to move forward with the play and considers devising it on his own (sans playwright) with a company of actors and Dramaturg Heather Denyer.
During the course of his MFA studies, Tony Speciale continues to explore the dramatization of the Secret Court story through improvisational workshops, further research and classroom assignments.
Tony Speciale receives his MFA in Directing from Columbia University.
2008 July
Tony Speciale begins his new employment as Associate Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company.
Tony Speciale decides to resume work on The Harvard Project, and takes a fresh look at the story. Tony commits to a more rigorous examination of the source material and to a denser look at the history of these Harvard men in order to develop the written text of the play under a more collaborative model.
Tony Speciale is awarded a prestigious Princess Grace Theatre Honorarium to assist in supporting his continued development of The Harvard Project.
Tony is assisted by Catherine Barricklow.
Encouraged by the positive and critical responses of the audiences from the previous two workshops, Tony begins meetings to plan the third workshop of The Harvard Project to take place in March.
Director Tony Speciale follows up with many of the Industry professionals who attended the readings of Fair Harvard lining up options for the future of the play. Classic Stage Company expresses interest to option the new play.
The play will be directed by Tony Speciale.

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Tony Speciale will direct the Classic Stage production, performances beginning March 28 and running through May 6.

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Tony Speciale will direct the Classic Stage production, performances beginning March 28 and running through May 6.

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