Tom Rowan


With apologies to Euripides and Racine, FAYE DRUMMOND updates the Greek myth of Phaedra and Hippolytus to contemporary Manhattan—with uproarious results.


America’s sweethearts, a rising movie star and a figure skater on his way to the Olympics, turn out to be gay.


Sometimes a one-night stand can make all your dreams come true. Or can he?


Set during rehearsals for Puccini's Tosca, this witty, sexy play is a fascinating inside view into a rarefied world: the backstage of an opera house.

TOM ROWAN is the author of KISS AND CRY, which premiered at FringeNYC in 2004, directed by Kevin Newbury, and was remounted at Theater 1010 in 2006. It was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and published in Martin Denton's anthology PLAYS AND PLAYWRIGHTS 2007. Tom's next play, THE SECOND TOSCA, was produced by Sorrel Tomlinson at New York's 45th Street Theatre in a production starring Rachel de Benedet and two-time Tony nominee Vivian Reed; the play was later produced at the Arvada Center in Colorado. Tom's other full-length plays, BURNING LEAVES, DAVID'S PLAY, and FAYE DRUMMOND, have been developed at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, where Tom is a member and has also served as Literary Manager and Casting Director. Several of his short one-acts, including TEARS OF A CLOWN and THE PROTOTYPE, have been produced in NYC by aMios Theatre Company. Tom has an MFA in Directing from The University of Wahington in Seattle and came to NY in 1998 on a Drama League Directing Fellowship; he has directed over sixty productions ranging from Shakespeare to new plays. He won the Westword Award for Best Director in Denver for a production of LANDSCAPE OF THE BODY, and the Denver Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Director for A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, presented by The Mirror Players while he was Artistic Director of that company. His New York directing credits include TWELFTH NIGHT, THE WINTER'S TALE, and THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA for Theater 1010, SLIGHT ALTERATIONS for the Abingdon Theatre Company, VINE TATA (DADDY'S COMING) for Queens Theatre in the Park, and the EST Marathon productions of Craig Lucas's GRIEF and Deborah Grimberg's THE HONEY MAKERS.