What's Coming Up

2020/2022

Tara is excited to share that she is among the wonderful artists commissioned by Lauren Gunderson for the New Now Commission!


The plays will be eventually shared in some form (public reading, digital publications for sharing, audio play) when ready, and the artists will commit to discussing their work on a public space to share their vision, process, and story.


Stay tuned for what she'll write (a solo show perhaps). Be sure to check out all the commissioned artists here.

2021/2022

Tara is thrilled to have made her debut with Manton Avenue Project in Providence, RI! She directed a musical adaptation of the book Becoming Muhammad Ali , It was written by local 5th grade students in partnership with composers and dramaturgy professionals. The musical will be available to stream in late winter/early spring of 2022. So check back for the link to watch!

Jan 28, 2022

@ 5pm ET

Tara will be joining Adam Hyndman, a Tony Award winning producer, performer and, activist, who has worked extensively in the arts, for a Theatre Resources United (TRU) Community gathering titled "Is the Great White Way Becoming Less White?" Register here for the event.

April 2022

Tara is thrilled to share that she will be directing Hedwig and the Angry Inch at Brown/Trinity Rep, opening in April 2022! An Indigenous take on this rock musical aims to defy the convention and tell a story about the colonization of one person's mind, body, and soul.

May 2022

Tara will be joining Groundwater Arts co-founder Annalisa Dias for a residency at The Ringling in which Tara will be supporting Annalisa's new work The Invention of Seeds in a dramaturgical role. This will be the first time Tara has returned to her ancestral homelands, and she is thrilled for the opportunity to do so. 

June 2022

Tara will be directing her adaptation of Othello by William Shakespeare at South Dakota Shakespeare Festival in June 2022. This adaptation tells a story of a Black Native Othello entrenched in the unique experience of anti-Blackness in Indian Country. The tale of violence between marginalized communities will open a deeper conversation about how white supremacy, anti-Blackness, and colonization manifests within communities of color. Auditions are currently being accepted through February 2022, and if you would like to know more visit this link.




Hamlet: El Príncipe de Denmark, photography by Russell Mills

The Flashpaper is now on sale!

Tara was among a select group of artists who wrote essays, plays, photo diaries, and comics addressing the state of theatre right now during COVID-19. Read her piece, "I Imagine a Just Theatre" alongside the amazing work of artists from across the country by clicking the link and purchasing a copy.

100% of the proceeds go to artists and the Indie Theatre Fund. 

The Flashpaper