Resume

Director. Playwright. Artistic Producer.  Citizen Artist.

Affiliation

Associate Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Member, Dramatists Guild

Education

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

University of Tulsa, Oklahoma

Cum Laude

Director

Menil and Her Heart**

by Isabella Madrigal

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program

2020

Queen Cleopatre and Princess Pocahontas**

by Rhiana Yazzie

Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective (NYC)

2020

Don Juan

by Tara Moses

telatúlsa

2019

Three Sisters**

by Carolyn Dunn

Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company

2019

The True Story of Pocahontas

By Kara Morrison

Serenbe Playhouse

2019

Bound

by Tara Moses

AMERINDA, Inc (NYC)

2019

Hamlet: El Príncipe de Denmark

Adaptation by Tara Moses

telatúlsa

2018

Oklahoma Value

by Tara Moses

#BingeTheatreCompany

2018

Oklahoma Bombing

by Lucy Wang

#BingeTheatreCompany

2018

The Moon is My Neighbor

by Shadia Dahal

Heller Theatre Company

2018

He'eo'e**

by Tara Moses

#BingeTheatreCompany

2018

Us/Them

by Machele Miller Dill

Echo Theatre Company

2017

The Prisoner**

by Seamus Lucason

Echo Theatre Company

2017

Colored Water**

by Cynthia Veal Holm

Echo Theatre Company

2017

Events in Row K**

by Kelley Friedberg

Echo Theatre Company

2017

Shelter*

by Lauren Jane Redmond

Arena Stage

2016

Our Orlando*

By Freddy Mancilla

Arena Stage

2016

Broadway Through the Ages

devised

Imagination Stage

2016

Greek Tragedies

devised

Imagination Stage

2016

Medusa's Tale

by Carol Lashoff

University of Tulsa

2015

Commedia Rapunzel

by Lane Riosley

San Miguel Middle School

2015

Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

Brooker T. Washington High School

2014

Othello

by William Shakespeare

Brooker T. Washington High School

2014

Stories of Our Land

various

Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma

2013

Assistant Director

Moby Dick

dir. David Catlin

Arena Stage

2016

Snow Child**

dir. Molly Smith

Arena Stage

2016

The Pirates of Penzance Jr.

dir. Machele Miller Dill

Carver Middle School

2014

Digital Theatre

Choreomania! 

Music and Lyrics by Josh Kight

Book by Annette Storckman

Director

Freelance

upcoming

Indians and Other Friends 

by Rhiana Yazzi

Director

New Native Theatre

upcoming

Short Plays on Colonization 

by Annalisa Dias

Director and Sound Mixer

Groundwater Arts

2020

Site Specific Dramaturgy

by Tara Moses & Freddy Mancilla

Director 

#BingeTheatreCompany

2018

Playwright

Sections

Residency 


Fringe Production

dir. Zack Rice


Reading

dir. Rebecca Ungerman

#BingeTheatreCompany


Furnace Fringe Festival



Echo Theatre Company

2017 - 2018


2017



2017

He'eo'e

Residency


Workshop

dir. Jocelyn Clarke

#BingeTheatreCompany


Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program

2017 - 2018


2019 

Quantum

Selections, Indigenous

dir. Amanda Levie


Playwright's Retreat & Reading

dir. Elizabeth Frances


Reading

dir. Everett Ray George


Reading

dir. Julie Beckman


Reading

dir. Ed Bourgeois


Reading

dir. Jake Hart


Selections, Indigenous

dir. Amanda Levie

No Peeking Theatre



Native Voices at the Autry



Good Luck Macbeth Theatre Company



Sound Theatre Company



Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective (NYC)



American Indian Community House (NYC)



No Peeking Theatre

2018



2019



2019



2020



2020



2020



2020

Bound

Residency


Equity Showcase

dir. Tara Moses


Reading

dir. Sarah d'Angelo

#BingeTheatreCompany


AMERINDA, Inc (NYC)



Oklahoma Indigenous Theatre Company

2018


2019



2019


Hamlet: El Príncipe de Denmark

adaptation

dir. Tara Moses

telatúlsa

2018

Don Juan

dir. Tara Moses

telatúlsa

2019

Arbeka

Workshop 

dir. Madeline Sayet


Selections, Indigenous

dir. Amanda Levie

Support by First Peoples Fund



No Peeking Theatre

2020



2020

Artistic Leadership & Producer

Founding Member

10 Names of Note

International

2019 - present

Artistic Director

telatúlsa

Tulsa, OK

2019 - present

Co-Founder

Groundwater Arts

Washington, D.C.; New York; Oklahoma

2018 - present

Co-Producing Artistic Director

#BingeTheatreCompany

Washington, D.C.

2016 - present

Producer of New Play Series*

Arena Stage

Washington, D.C.

2016

Producer of 25th Anniversary of the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship

Arena Stage

Washington, D.C.

2015 - 2016

Producer of Native American Heritage Month Festivities and Pow-Wow

Cherokee Nation and the University of Tulsa

Tulsa, OK

2013 - 2015

Classes, Talks, & Panel Discussions

Theatre Performance Class (6 weeks)

Teaching Artist

4th Wall Theatre Company

upcoming

"Playwrights and Directors Discuss Virtual Theatre"

Panelist

Momentum Stage

2020

Playwriting Class

Teaching Artist

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program

2020

"Decolonizing New Play Development"

Panelist

Bay Area Playwrights Festival

2020

"Towards Climate Justice: An introduction to Green New Theatre" 

Featured Speaker with Groundwater Arts

Pigfoot Theatre (UK)

2020

"Creating Change"

Panelist

Momentum Stage

2020

“Stories, Sovereignty, and Imagining Forward”

Panelist

Arts Council Greater New Haven

2020

"MLK and Climate Justice: A Path Forward"

Keynote Speaker + Groundwater Arts 

Bard College

2020

Playwriting Discussion

Featured Panelist

Oklahoma Central University

2019

Intercultural Theatre Alliance Directing Class

Lead Teaching Artist

telatúlsa

2019 - 2020

Creative Drama: Star Wars (12 weeks)

Teaching Artist

Imagination Stage

2016 - 2017

Legends of the Greeks (6 weeks)

Teaching Artist

Imagination Stage

2016

After School Theatre Program

Coordinator and Teaching Artist

San Miguel School of Tulsa

2014 - 2015

Musical Theatre: Auditions

Assistant Teaching Artist

Owasso High School

2015

Shakespeare First Folio

Assistant Teaching Artist

Union High School

2013

Theatre

Dramaturg

Molly

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program

2020

Dramaturg

Carousel 

Arena Stage  

2016

Dramaturg

Three Laws of Physics*

Arena Stage

2016

Make-Up Artist

Manifesto on the Ledge

Rhymes with Opera of NYC

2015

Production Manager

Manifesto on the Ledge

Rhymes with Opera of NYC

2015

Lighting Designer

The Color Purple in concert

Spinning Plates Productions

2015

Stage Manager

The Pirates of Penzance

Ohio Light Opera

2014

Asst. Stage Manager

36th Festival Season

Ohio Light Opera

2014

Deviser and Performer

Fuck Polite

The New Theatre of Dublin

2014

Stage Manager

Altar Boyz

University of Tulsa

2014

Sound Designer

34 Charing Cross Road

Spinning Plates Productions

2013

Stage-Production

Manager

Narrow View? Try a Broadway!

Spinning Plates Productions

2013

Asst. Stage Manager

Much Ado About Nothing

Shakespeare in the Park

2013

Related Experience

Committee Member

Dia de Los Muertos Celebration

Tulsa, Oklahoma

2018 - 2020

Committee Member

Theatre for Youth

Southeastern Theatre Conference

2015 - 2019

Distinctions & Awards

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