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Director. Playwright. Artistic Producer.  Citizen Artist.

Photo by Cynthia Cunningham


Associate Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Member, Dramatists Guild


M.F.A. Candidate in Directing

Brown University / Trinity Rep

B.A. Theatre Performance, Directing, and Stage Management; Musical Theatre Performance

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cum Laude


Assistant Director

Digital Theatre


Artistic Leadership & Producer

Classes, Talks, & Panel Discussions


Related Experience

Distinctions & Awards

Celebration Theatre IndigQueer Identity Award Committee Member (2022)

Barbara Whitman Award Committee Member (2022)

Advisory Board Member, Broadway for Racial Justice (2021 - present)

Barbara Whitman Award Finalist (2021)

Finalist (Quantum) National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill Center (2021)

Participant, New York Stage and Film’s inaugural NYSAF NEXUS project (2021)

Finalist (Quantum) National Playwrights Conference, Eugene O'Neill Center (2020)

Cultural Capital Fellow, First Peoples Fund (2020)

Invited Playwright, HBMG Foundation’s National Winter Playwrights Retreat (2020)

Affiliated Artist, Unsettling Dramaturgy: Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (2018 - present)

TCG Committee on Climate Member (2019)

SPACE at Ryder Farm Residency, Groundwater Arts (2019)

Winner of the Young Storytellers Contest: Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program (2019)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Observership Class (2018/19)

Intercultural Leadership Institute Fellow (2018/19)

DirectorsLabChicago (2018)

Directors Lab: Lincoln Center (2017)

Berkshire Leadership Summit Attendee (2017)

Allen Lee Hughes Senior Artistic Director Fellow: Arena Stage (2016/17)

Allen Lee Hughes Management Fellow: Arena Stage (2015/16)

Thomas C. Fichandler Award: Arena Stage (2016)

Chair's Award for Excellence over an Undergraduate Career

Excellence Award in Stage Management

Excellence Award in Theatre 

Special Skills

First Folio; Theatre for Youth; Microsoft Office Suite; Programming: Magic Q/EOS, iMovie; Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Google Analytics; Stage Makeup; Beamwright; Hang and Focus; Scenic Painting; Fabric Dyeing; Training and Experience in Performance, Musical Theatre Performance, Dance, Design, Stage Management; Can Read Music; Valid OK Driver's License; Passport; Peoples First Language; Conversational Spanish (14 years of formal instruction); Citizen of the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma; Mvskoke; Celebrity Impressions

For reference information or to request a PDF copy of Tara's resume, please visit the contact page.

**Workshop and/or Reading

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