Welcome to the official website of Playwright – Donald Tongue
As a playwright, I strive to author works that are best realized on stage. And while I’d rather be making theatre, here you will find me on my virtual stage sharing information about the projects I am currently working on, my most recent productions, and a full listing of my available plays. Thanks for stopping by.
Genesis – Edgewood College - Madison WI
Little Left of Centerfest – Lowell MA
Two of my plays, VOID and School Portrait Monologues, will be performed at the Little Left of Centerfest on Thursday May 10th and Friday May 11th at 7pm at the MCC Theatre - Merrimack Building, 5 E. Merrimack St., Lowell, MA.
Page 2 Stage – Concord NH.
A newly reworked version of “Scene Changes” will receive a staged reading at the Audi in Concord NH on Saturday, March 10 at 3:30pm. The play will be read by actors Carey Winslow Cahoon and Marc Pelletier. The event starts at 1pm and includes three new plays by NH Playwrights. This event is free and open to the public.
“Scene Changes” – New Works Festival.
Carey Cahoon Wins Best Comic Actor Award.
Congratulations to Carey for her award winning performance of my play, Destined, at the Playwrights’ Platform festival in Boston.
Playwrights’ Platform 39th Annual New Play Festival
My play, Destined, will be performed at this years Platform festival at the Boston Playwrights’ Theatre. The show is schedule for Series A with performances on June 9th, 10th & 11th @ 8pm. For more information and tickets, visit the Platform festival page -
39th Annual Playwrights’ Platform Festival of New Plays
In 2010, I was commissioned to write a one act play about the New England poet, Robert Frost. The production, by theatre KAPOW, toured New Hampshire with performances at the Claremont Opera House, the Dana Center, Stockbridge Theatre, and the Adams Memorial Opera House. Click here for play synopsis.
New Play Development
On March 18 & 19, 2011, theatre KAPOW’s Baby Shoes project culminated in producing four new original plays by four New Hampshire playwrights – Donald Tongue, John Michael Sefel, Dana Biscotti Myskowski , and Lowell Williams. The works were based on the Hemingway six word short story – For sale: Baby Shoes, never worn.
A Time, Twice Upon – (Baby Shoes play)
While busking for tips in Central Park, Evelyn and Aden are robbed at gun point and Evelyn decides she has had enough of the Big “Freaking” Apple. A loner, “Frank”, who spends his days in the park playing chess, alone, uncharacteristically tries to intervene and they soon discover that Frank is much more than he appears. Eventually, Frank steers Evelyn and Aden toward an unusual solution that, seemingly, will improve their situation.