Hi, I am Tammany, the author of this blog and creator of my beautiful life. I started this blog a couple of years ago about my journey as an actor. Preparing for one audition to the next with all the highs and lows between. Oh, … Continue readingNaked in front of the camera
Danny Du Bruyne and Tammany Barton chat to Alan Ford on Spotlight Cliff central about the new South African play, Cupcakes and Commiserations. Cupcakes and Commiserations is a psychological thriller that dances around the kitchen table. The play offers a smorgasbord of love, obsession, investigation … Continue readingCliff central and Cupcakes and Commiserations
The psychological thriller Cupcakes and Commiserations takes us on a journey of one women’s struggle with reality and its implications for her marriage. The episodic structure of this play creates a filmic thriller feel that keeps us in suspense for the duration of the production. The non-chronological … Continue readingTheatreZa Review – Cupcakes and Commiserations
On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Penny Bramwell-Jones and Tammany Barton about Cupcakes and Commiserations on stage now at the Auto & General Theatre on the Square. Cupcakes and Commiserations is a psychological thriller that dances around the kitchen table. The play offers a smorgasbord … Continue readingChatting with Reno Spanoudes
I’m sure we have all seen it, and possibly been a culprit yourself of the mad gun handling fiasco on TV. Actors come guns blazing the “American” way with lingo and scripts that are the furthest thing from the South African Police Service. But who would know any better right? The movie and television … Continue readingEssential firearm handling for actors
There are very few phone calls in life that give me the butterflies and makes me want to screech with excitement. One is the phone call from my agent saying, “Tammany, you have the role!” This one sets my heart on fire and makes me … Continue readingHow to plan for your wardrobe call
Let me paint you a picture! You’ve got the audition, learnt your lines, spent hours working on preparing your character and feel confident. Take another step back, your agent has done the hard work getting you the opportunity to audition, the work your agent had … Continue readingWhat should I wear to an audition?
In my last post I emphasized the importance of finding the best acting agent for you and what a bad one looks like! I have a few emails and whatsapp messages from aspiring actors asking me how one would do that. So I decided to … Continue readingHow to find an acting agent
All we have is that one moment, those few minutes (if that) to make or break an audition. I try my hardest to make clever choices. Perform honestly and meet the casting directors requirements. Every. Single. Time. I have also grown an extra set of … Continue readingAudition Story: Preparing the character
I believe this is a very important lesson for everyone going for an audition. Be prepared for anything and if you feel comfortable “go with it” or politely leave. My wonderful agent suggested I wear a summer ‘mommy’ dress and walk in there and just … Continue readingAudition Story: Censored: Knickers alert!
Screaming with agony as I give birth to a baby boy a couple of shades darker than my husband. Silence This would be a very interesting 2 minutes of my life. I’ve given birth on stage before, yes it was artistically done and probably a … Continue readingAudition Story: Giving Birth