Tony DiMurro is a New York City-based writer and actor.
His most recent play 1-2-3 MANHUNT was produced by Theater for the New City last October to significant acclaim (www.123Manhunt.com). Originally developed with Naked Angels at its Tuesdays@9 and First Mondays reading series, 1-2-3 MANHUNT was also a semi-finalist for the O'Neill Summer Playwrights Conference.
ST. MARTIN of TOURS, his first short film, that he wrote, directed and starred in, premiered at The Culver City Film Festival last November and won the festival's Best Spiritual Short Film Award (www.culvercityfilmfestival.com). The film also won the Best Spiritual Short Award in the Golden State Film Festival (www.goldenstatefilmfestival.com) and has won awards in the Bright International Film Festival and the New Creators Film Festival.
DiMurro can be seen in the role of Peter in the new feature film, THE SISTERS KARRAS, written and directed by Micah Stathis, which is currently on the festival circuit.
Previous productions include 3 FOR THE ROAD which premiered at The Splinter Group in Milwaukee ("A dramatic evening of theater... featuring an arc that is unique and fascinating," onmilwaukee.com; "A very still play with raw power," shepardexpress.com). 3 FOR THE ROAD was subsequently produced in Los Angeles by The Road Theatre Company in their Off-Road Series. WAITING FOR MY MAN produced Off-Broadway by CAP21 at the DR2 ("It has the ring of truth!" Anita Gates, New York Times). BERGIN PINES, produced by ARTSWEST Theater in Athens, Ohio. MINNESOTA FATS IS RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER received a full-workshop production by The Directors Company in New York City after being named a semi-finalist for The Sundance Theater Lab. MOE GREEN GETS IT IN THE EYE was produced Off-Broadway by LaTea Theater at the Soto Clemente Velez Arts Center where it was selected for The NY1's Critic's Choice Passport to Off-Broadway Series. THE COYOTE BLEEDS premiered at The Worth Street Theater where it ran for several months to critical acclaim and was named a New York Times Critic's Pick. It is published by PLAYSCRIPTS, INC. DiMurro's first play, the original version of MOE GREEN GETS IT IN THE EYE (which he wrote backstage between entrances as Adam while performing in AS YOU LIKE IT at the RAPP ARTS CENTER) was presented by The RAPP Theater Company at The RAPP Arts Center on the Lower East Side.
He has written several screenplays for David Sonenberg's DASFilms and Snoot/Occupant Pictures, including the screen adaptation of his play THE COYOTE BLEEDS. He is also currently at work on a television pilot with the producer/director Don Kurt (Justified, Manhunter).
A graduate of New York University and a member of The Actors Studio Playwrights and Directors Unit, DiMurro started out in theater as an actor, studying at The Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City.
In his spare time he likes to ride the subways, worry, and follow the New York Yankees.