What's Coming Up
In April, Tara's play Bound will be produced with Amerinda -making this her NYC playwriting AND directing debut!
Weaving through time from the 1850s to modern day, the intersection of sacred, ancestral land and tribal sovereignty as innate rights are explored in Bound, but do these rights end where the boundary of Mexico begins? Marigold Page is a Tohono O'odham woman working to resist the construction of a wall along the southern border of the United States as it would split her Nation in half. She meets John, a land surveyor, and as a romance blossoms an oil company representative attempts to build a pipeline through their land following the decision at Standing Rock. Rouge border patrol agents, oil tycoons, and a hesitant tribal council are what Marigold must face in order to assure that her ancestral lands remain intact for future generations. Paralleling this fight are the events surrounding the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, the building of a transcontinental railroad through Indigenous lands, Manifest Destiny, and the redrawing of the Mexican-American border in the name of southern imperialism. Marigold is determined that history does not repeat itself.
Bound runs April 25 - May 12, Thursday - Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 3pm.
Theater for the New City is located at 155 First Avenue at 10th Street - accessible from the L train at 14th Street. Tickets are $18 / $15 for seniors and students at 212-868-4444 or by clicking this link.
Tara is the 2019 winner of the fourth annual Young Native Storytellers Contest with the Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program! She will be traveling to New Haven, CT in May to workshop He'eo'o.
The May 1st reading is open to the public.
Tara is the selected playwright for the 2019 Playwright's Retreat and will be featured during the 25th Festival of New Plays with Native Voices at the Autry! She will be in L.A. in May to develop and present Quantum.
Readings will take place May 29th - June 2nd at The Autry in Griffith Park and at La Jolla Playhouse.
Tara is off to the Atlanta area to direct The True Story of Pocahontas by Kara Morrison at Serenbe Playhouse! This is the first time that her story is being presented by Native people, and Tara could not be more excited. You can preorder your tickets here.
Stay tuned for more information!
Tara is the Executive Producer and founding partner of the Intercultural Theatre Alliance (ITA)! telatúlsa along with Echo Theatre Company, Tulsa21, and World Stage Company have formed ITA and the first ITA fellowship. The fellowship is designed to train marginalized artists in the field of directing through a culturally-sensitive approach outside of colonized theatre. The fellowship cumulates into a new play festival curated and directed by the fellows in August. Stay tuned!