Jim Tommaney

JIM TOMMANEY is artistic director of Edge Theatre, which has produced 150 plays, with him directing a third of these. Jim has written 25 plays, and is especially proud of four sensual and romantic comedic dramas: his play about Marilyn Monroe (The Final Hours of Norma Jeane), his play about Vivien Leigh (Viv!), his play inspired by the death of Gianni Versace (Couturier), and his play inspired by musing about the relationship between Pedro Almodovar and Antonio Banderas (Antonio), but, hey, the others are great, too! Jim is art critic for the Houston Press and writes some preview theater listings. He has acted in a number of comedies, usually portraying an older lecher, though he has never cast himself. He has had his one-acts in three recent Houston Fringe Festivals. He is in a relationship with three cocker spaniels: Hemmy, Mocha and Baby Girl. He thanks all of Houston for welcoming his move here in 2010 so warmly and graciously.