Tammany Barton

Tammany Barton

Actor, Voice Artist and Playwright

Johannesburg, South Africa

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November 2014
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About Tammany

Actor, playwright and optimist, Tammany Barton hails from the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Alongside her passion for acting obtained when she played Mary's little lamb in a school play, Tammany always wanted to write and share stories that would impact her audience. Living in the performing arts world from a child and fast forward through high school, Tammany completed her first diploma in Performing arts at Stage world Theatre school under the formidable Marlene Pieterse. She finished with distinction her Associates and Licentiate in Speech and Drama through Trinity School of London. Tammany is now once again a student completing her Masters in Script and Screenwriting at Falmouth University, England, to transform her well-received playwrighting skills into the film and television arena.

As an actor, Tammany is known for her role as Medea in Hongkong 2015 at the McAuley theatre. Alison Olivier (Athol Fugard sorrows and Rejoicing), Paulina Escobar (Death and the Maiden), Bernice Hindley ( Sisters such devoted sisters) and her extensive repertoire in children's Theatre. With over 10 Television commercials, countless radio adverts and voice-overs, recurring roles in South African series, such as Dr Allerton in Scandal, Tanya in Generations the legacy and most recently Andrea Owen in Binnerlanders.

Tammany is known for playing the emotionally troubled woman, the anti-hero, or the average woman who does extraordinary things. (Medea, Nola Thompson, Alison Olivier, Paulina Escobar.) She has the uncanny ability to transform her physical appearance and physicality to fit a role, bringing them to the audience to enjoy authentically. (Her stage performance of transvestite, Bernice Hindley in "Sisters Such Devoted sisters.") There is a certain streak that runs through her that compares to the likes of Nicole Kidman, Julian Moore and of course, the madwoman on edge – Kate Winslet. She is sexy but doesn't know it, often followed by a zany sensibility that charms the audience. She may not be the perfect Miss World, but she is perfectly weird and quirky and the best friend you so badly want to win! Think Kate Hudson and Kristen Wigg's love child. Her bedside manner is excellent when she is in her scrubs as Dr Allerton on Scandal! And equally disturbing and eerie with her intense intellectual dinner conversation. ( Jacquie De Severac – Murder on the Nile.) Her latest project, "women who kill", gives her social media audience the shivers as she depicts different real-life characters.

As a playwright, Tammany wrote, produced and performed in "Cupcakes and Commiserations." which opened at the Theatre on the Square, Sandton, South Africa, in 2019. Following the play's success, Tammany published a 10-minute drama she wrote during her residency with Twist Theatre Productions, showcasing her play "Changing Rooms" at the National Arts Festival in 2020. Tammany is a writer, producer and host of the School of Positivity on IBM.TV every Sunday on Super Sundays. She has been awarded an international best content creator for her show on IBM.TV In 2020.

Tammany's need to change the world through storytelling has developed her humanitarian side too. Her calling to change the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children through storytelling and educational Theatre prompted her to start a Non-Profit Organisation called "Doodle Your Future" in 2016.

Tammany has dedicated her life to the arts. With valuable experience in all her endeavours, it is her lifelong passion to use the Arts as a springboard for positively impacting the world.

Unique traits: www.tammanybarton.com


  • Cupcakes & Commiserations - Stage Play Adaption

    Cupcakes & Commiserations - Stage Play Adaption Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Crime This psychological thriller mines the timid memory of newly pregnant Nola Thompson, a housewife, and her relationship with her devoted husband, Frank. When Frank goes missing, the investigation opens a pandora’s box of dark revelations into their perfect marriage. Nola pieces together a chain of memories while baking cupcakes.

  • Limbo - Stage Play Adaption

    Limbo - Stage Play Adaption Budget: $0 - $100K | Drama Comedy When a renowned quirky ‘agony aunt’ columnist refuses to accept the demise of her own marriage, she resorts to drastic measures to rescue it. Will inviting another woman into their lives and receiving a ‘message from the dead’ help mend what is broken? Or will it reveal more haunting revelations?


  • 10 -Minute Play changing Rooms published with Twist Theatre Development

  • Best Content Award for The School of Positivity on IBM.TV


  • Falmouth University MA writing for Script and Screen

  • Trinity of London Licentiate in Speech and drama

  • Trinity of London Associates in Speech and Drama

  • Diploma in Performing Arts

  • Meinser Studio Johannesburg

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