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Jack Tamburri

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

On Leave Spring 24

Jack Tamburri is a theatremaker based in New York. His work includes the short films for young audiences Sophocles in Staten Island and Clifford Odets in Staten Island, produced during the pandemic by Ma-Yi Studio, queer clown solo I Was Confused From the Beginning with performer Jenson Titus, feminist comedy trio A Hard Time for Pig Iron Theater Co, community-based glam musical Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in Clark Park, and the rock music adaptation PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band for Ma-Yi Theater Co. Jack co-created and produced fringe comedies Not For Profit and GAYZE with writer MJ Kaufman, directed the experimental play Parrot Talk for writer/producer Julius Ferraro, and is co-creator of School Play, a physical theatre solo for young audiences which was showcased at the 2018 IPAY conference. He has developed new plays with playwrights R. Eric Thomas, David Jacobi, Mary Tuamanen, and more. Jack is also an educator who has taught directing, devising, self-producing, and dramatic literature at the University of the Arts, Fordham University, and Purchase College, where he is currently the Director of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts. Jack is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Yale School of Drama, and a 2018 alumnus of ArtEquity’s national facilitator training for anti-racist activists in the performing arts.