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The Economist, the Playwright & Pierre L’Enfant – Village Voices

Posted on October 7th, 2019

Monday, November 4, 7-8 pm, Anthony E. (Tony) Gallo will discuss his new play at the Northeast Neighborhood Library, 330 Seventh Street NE.After a career as a nationally recognized food marketing economist with the Federal government, Gallo decided to become a playwright. He says his decision was very much influenced by his good friend, Herbert Stein, President Richard Nixon’s Chief Economic Advisor, who felt economics as a field of study was not the end all, and that the next step was the study of philosophy or related disciplines. Upon retirement, Gallo decided that his next step was playwriting. Holding a graduate degree from the Wharton School of Business, some of his peers dubbed Tony the “Wharton School Playwright.”

Tony Gallo has completed more than 60 works. He owns his own theater company, the Seventh Street Playhouse, and film company, Eastern Market Studios. Gallo’s plays have been staged nearly 100 times in 40 venues including in Washington, DC, and three of his plays are under contract to the Nederlander Producing Group for production in New York City. He is at work on a new play on Pierre L’Enfant, which he will discuss at Village Voices.

Free and open to the public.

Village Voices lectures are sponsored by Capitol Hill Village.

Meet and learn from your illustrious Capitol Hill neighbors in informal, free, public discussions about social, economic, and political topics in this latest installment in the Village Voices series. For further information, call Capitol Hill Village, 202-543-1778 or email