Other directing credits include work at the Mark Taper Forum, Pasadena Playhouse, Santa Fe Stages, La Mama ETC, and Theatre Grévin, Paris.

In 2008, he played 'Salieri' in Pittsburgh Public Theater's AMADEUS and 'Polonius' in HAMLET at A Noise Within. He starred in PLATO'S SYMPOSIUM (London's ICA), and ELECTRA (Delphi, Greece). He has performed his original one-man shows, FOUR FATHERS and COLOGNE in Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Off-Broadway. Acting honors include: BACH AT LEIPZIG, MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, LA BETE , CAMARA LENTA. He is a recipient of the INNOVATION IN THEATRE AWARD, Theatre LA, as well as two NEA Fellowships.

Tony's career includes multiple film and television appearances including MY ONE & ONLY, THE DANCING NINJA, SLEEPING WITH THE ENEMY, I AM SAM, TOWN & COUNTRY, TRUE BELIEVER, E.R., FRASIER, THE PROFILER, and THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS

He was the Artistic Director for Jacques D'Amboise's National Dance Institute at the Mark Taper Forum. Tony teaches at USC's School of Theatre and is an Endowed Chair at SMC Emeritus College.

It's Spring 1969 -

Hairdresser Mike's opening day gets off to an unexpected start when a beautiful but dour young Republican, Candy, stumbles in looking for anything but a change of hairdo. But change it he does, and the subsequent years of loyal trips back to Mike's chair prove that a professional relationship such as these two share goes way beyond curing split ends. 

True friends emerge in a most unlikely place, with the sights and sounds of the last forty years as backdrop to their bonding.

Cast Author, Designers & Crew            

Karen Austin
Author: Tony Abatemarco
Rob Brownstein
Director: Jenny Sullivan
Joanna Strapp
Sets & Light Design: Jeff McLaughlin  
Sound Design: Marti'n Carrillo
Costume Design: Allison Leach

Hair/Wig Design: Diane Martinous

Stage Manager: Christopher Hoffman


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Karen Austin
Rob Brownstein
Joanna Strapp