Jack Tamburri is a theatre director based in New York and Philadelphia. Recent work includes the devised comedy These Terrible Things by the Berserker Residents and David Jacobi, Julius Ferraro's experimental play Parrot Talk at DaVinci Art Alliance, and Doug Greene's installation and performance piece Memento Mori at the Painted Bride Art Center (all in Philadelphia), the rock music adaptation PEER GYNT & the Norwegian Hapa Band for Ma-Yi Theater Co in NYC, and Ravel and Colette's L'enfant et les Sortileges for Opera at Rutgers. Jack has directed readings and development workshops for the Lark in NYC, InterAct Theatre Co's Core Playwrights, and PlayPenn in Philly. Jack co-created and produced the fringe comedies Not For Profit and GAYZE with writer MJ Kaufman, and is the co-creator with performer Terry Brennan of School Play, a physical theatre piece about ADHD which has received a showcase slot in this year's IPAY conference, produced by Philadelphia's Tribe of Fools.
Jack is a programming consultant and the former Director of Programming for Directors Gathering, a nonprofit providing education, community, and creative practice opportunities to freelance theatre directors. He is a member of Theatre Philadelphia's Diversity Committee and an emeritus member of the Plagiarists, a Chicago-based devised theatre collective. In Chicago, Jack also worked with such companies as the Neo-Futurists, the House Theatre of Chicago, Mary-Arrchie Theater Co, the Hypocrites, and the Court Theatre. He teaches workshops in devising, adaptation, and self-producing, and will be co-teaching an undergraduate course in new work development at SUNY Purchase with playwright A. Rey Pamatmat this spring. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and the Yale School of Drama.
Currently, Jack is dramaturging the development of Pig Iron Theatre Co's Those With Two Clocks, created by Jenn Kidwell and directed by Dan Rothenberg, premiering in fall 2018. This year he will also be directing Jean Anouilh's Time Remembered, or, "Leocadia" for the Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium in February, and Twelfth Night for Shakespeare in Clark Park in July.