About Tammany

An asset to the entertainment industry. Tammany Barton is known as a most passionate, dedicated and disciplined artist. A superb talent and admired by many.

Tammany is a contemporary South African playwright from Port Elizabeth who is also an established actress and humanitarian based in Johannesburg. She has spent more than a decade in the entertainment industry as a performing artist.

Tammany’s passion for acting and stage has developed from a young age. She is in love with reading scripts, writing stories and delving into the lives of characters. Recently she can be seen on South African television in numerous tv adverts such as Cell C, Vigro, Outsurance, Spar tops and Mi-way insurance to name a few. She has also featured on SA soapy Binnerlanders and Scandal as Dr Allerton. Tammany has acted in numerous stage productions from straight drama’s to children Pantomimes. Her latest performance was the international lead role of Medea performed in Hong Kong. Her theatre repertoire branches from the down trodden brash Glaswegian Transvestite in Richard Barr’s “Sisters such devoted sisters” , Athol fugards Sorrows and rejoicing to Melanie the mole in Thumbelina.

Tammany is the beloved Miss Positive Pants in the educational children’s theatre series for Doodle Your future.

Her qualifications include; Associates in Performing Arts Speech and Drama through the Trinity School of London; Licentiate in Speech and Drama Trinity of London and  a Diploma from Stageworld Private Theatre School for performing arts. She was also a member of The Young People’s Theatre company whilst living in London.

As an all-rounder, Tammany has found comfort as a radio personality on 2oceans vibe radio and Ballz online Radio. Tammany is an accomplished voice over artist and can be heard over the radio waves in the Eastern Cape and Gauteng.

Tammany also has an activist side. She is the founder of Doodle Your Future, a non-profit organization that focuses on changing the lives of orphaned and vulnerable children in South Africa through the art of positive storytelling and performing arts.

Tammany finds herself at home when nestled in all aspects of the entertainment industry.


Adam West – Director Medea – Hong Kong

“As a performer of great talent, but without ego or affectation, I cannot recommend her highly enough as a woman with serious theatrical clout.”

On the strength of her reputation, I invited Tammany out to Hong Kong to play the title part in Euripides’ Medea. I found Tammany a delight from start to finish in terms of her professionalism, work-ethic and positivity. These attributes resulted in a performance that attracted high praise in Hong Kong.
As a performer of great talent, but without ego or affectation, I cannot recommend her highly enough as a woman with serious theatrical clout. I wish her every success in her future stage career. Not everyone with celluloid experience has the craft to hold a live audience in thrall. She does.

Marlene Pieterse – Stageworld Theatre School

I know Miss Barton as a most passionate, dedicated and disciplined artist and her superb acting talent has been admired by many. She formed part of many of the Stageworld and Port Elizabeth productions and never disappointed in any of her endeavours.