Resume

Director. Playwright. Artistic Producer.  Citizen Artist.


Photo by Cynthia Cunningham

Affiliation

Associate Member, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society

Member, Dramatists Guild

Education

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

Director

The Thanksgiving Play**

by Larissa FastHorse

Princeton University

upcoming

Killer Whale and the Black Rush**

by Dylan Thomas Elwood

ACT Theatre and Red Eagle Soaring

2021

The Past, Present, and Future

devised

Red Eagle Soaring

2021

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

Homeward by Drew Woodson

Director

San Francisco Playhouse

upcoming

Count Yourself Among the Lucky by Alicia Margarito Olivo 

Director

Spectrum Theatre Ensemble

2021

Water Song by Oogie Push

Director

Groundwater Arts

2021

Who We Are Molded From Clay by Kalea Catherine Salvador

Director

Red Eagle Soaring

2021

The Longhouse Pageant by Ty Defoe

Director

American Indian Community House

2021

Your Friend, Jay Silverheels by Drew Woodson

Director

Yale Indigenous Performing Arts Program

2021

Fraction of Love by Reed Bobroff

Director

telatúlsa

2021

The Longhouse Pageant by Ty Defoe




Bingo Hall by Dillon Christopher Chitto

Director




Director

American Indian Community House




American Indian Community House

2020




2020

On the Wings of a Mariposa by Alvaro Saar Rios

Director

telatúlsa

2020

Never Be Afraid by Jaisey Bates

Director

Say Their Names Honor Roll

2020

Post-Pre-Continued Contemporary Colonial Germocide by Mary Kathryn Nagle

Director

Arena Stage

2020

Choreomania!

Music and Lyrics by Josh Kight

Book by Annette Storckman

Director

Self-Produced

2020

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

Reading

dir. Jacob Patterson


Workshop 

dir. Madeline Sayet


Selections, Indigenous

dir. Amanda Levie


Reading

dir. Madeline Sayet

telatúlsa



Support by First Peoples Fund



No Peeking Theatre



Native Voices at the Autry

2020



2020



2020



2021

Patchwork

Reading 

dir. Jen Olivares

Native Voices at the Autry

2020

Artistic Leadership & Producer

Convening Producer

First Nations Performing Arts

trans-national

2021 - present

co-Artistic Director in Residence

Red Eagle Soaring

Seattle, WA

2021 - present

Founding Member

10 Names of Note

International

2019 - present

Co-Founder

Groundwater Arts

trans-national

2018 - present

co-Founder and Executive Producer

#BINGE

Washington, D.C.

2016 - present

Co-Producing Artistic Director

telatúlsa

Tulsa, OK

2019 - 2021

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

Climate Justice Cultural Leadership Guest Speaker Series

Guest Speaker

Drexel University

2021

Native Theatre Workshop

Teaching Artist

Konaway Nika Tillicum + Southern Oregon University

2021

Native Theatre Camp

Lead Teaching Artist

AlterTheatre Ensemble

2021

"Visual Sovereignty"

Panelist and Commissioned Artist

Oregon Shakespeare Festival

2021

"Climate Action and Environmental Justice"

co-Producer with Groundwater Arts and Panelist

TCG

2021

Reunion Conversation

Panelist

Momentum Stage

2021

Decolonize Playwriting - 6 week class

Teaching Artist

Momentum Stage

2021

"Decolonizing Shakespeare" 

Panelist

Delaware Shakespeare

2021

Playwriting Workshop

Teaching Artist

Momentum Stage

2021

Social Justice Theatre Workshop

Teaching Artist

AlterTheatre Ensemble

2021

"No More 10 out of 12's - Impact on the BIPOC Community"

Panelist

USITT

2021

Intro to Playwriting Workshop

Teaching Artist

Red Eagle Soaring

2021

"Decolonize This: A Conference on Decolonizing Educational Spaces"

Keynote Speaker + Annalisa Dias

Broadway for Racial Justice

2021

"Just and Thriving Governance: From the Roots"

Fall Forum Opening Plenary Session Panelist

TCG 

2020

"Undoing Settler Colonialism"

Workshop Presenter

AATE Leaders of Color Institute

2020

"Correspondence Cocktail Hour"

Panelist

HERE Arts Center

2020

"EDI Symposium: Centering Indigeneity in the American Theatre"

Panelist

Yale School of Drama + Yale Repertory Theatre

2020

"Mobilizing Sovereign Movements:

Native Treaties, Artistic Interventions, and Electoral Power"

Panelist

Tulsa Artist Fellowship + American Indian Community House

2020

"Nothing Stays the Same" : Indigenous Perspectives on Arts and Sustainability

Panelist

Arts Midwest + Western Arts Alliance Conference

2020

"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

Penobscot Theatre Company

2020 - 2021

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

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

Barbara Whitman Award Finalist (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.

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