Tara is a director, writer, producer and educator who creates theater that asks questions about the human experience of power and shame, the cultural experience of sameness and otherness, and the dramatic experience of how we tell and perceive stories. She developed and directed the critically acclaimed Burq Off! and is a producer of the Gotham Award winning web series Shugs & Fats. She translated and directed the English-language workshop premiere of the prize-winning Chilean play Las Analfabetas , and is a recipient of the Tow Travel Grant to research theater in Cuba. She is cofounder of Brooklyn Acts, a free performing arts program that tells stories by and about Brooklyn teens, and she recently received a CUNY Diversity Project Development Fund grant to create a public community storytelling carnival. She directs frequently with Exquisite Corpse Company and has developed new work at the Barn Arts Collective and KO Festival of Performance. She has created and directed educational, community, and professional theater in Russia, Italy, France, Chile, Costa Rica, London, Seoul, and in various U.S. states. In NYC, her has been seen at Walkerspace, HERE Arts, The Cherry Lane Studio, the 14th St. Y, Dixon Place, The Robert Moss Theater, and The Barrow Group Theater among others. 2018 Drama League Directing Fellow. MFA Directing, Brooklyn College.
Born and raised in Amsterdam, he graduated from the Theater Technical Arts program at the Amsterdam University of the Arts in 2015, starting a career as light designer/installation artist. Realizing how light sculptures the world around us, he shifted his focus to creating spaces that allow light to react. This lead to the completion of his MFA in Design for Stage & Film at NYU - Tisch School of the Arts in 2018. Next to his ongoing commitments as the Prop Artisan for the Second Avenue Theater Company in NYC, his recent theater credits include: Black Garden (Paris), Broken April (Columbia Stages), Sunset Park & Beauty of the Father (NYU). Upcoming projects: Medea (Spring 2019).
Matthew Deinhart/lighting design
Matthew Deinhart is a lighting, set, and projection designer who is currently a graduate student at Brooklyn College studying design and technical theater. Recent design credits include: the operas Pagliacci, and G-Train, the dance pieces Mind Games, and Bring on the Men, the performance art piece The Cave and productions of Porto, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown, Tongue Depressor and The Sandwich Program. matthewdeinhart.com
Adrianna Covone is a Brooklyn based designer with a BFA in costume design from Pace university. Past Work Includes- A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder (Associate, John W Engeman Theater); Finding Neverland (Assistant 3rd National Tour); On The Town, Into the Woods, Mamma Mia, Lens Me A Tenor (Fort Hamilton Army Base); This Is A Distraction Theater Festival (Exquisite Corpse Company); Mommy Mafia (short film, screening at Manhattan Film Festival)
Jesse Vance is sound designer, instrumentalist, composer, artist and Engineer. He currently works as a Video Engineer for the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan. He performs original music under the moniker “thousand_moons.”
Tyler Danhaus/stage manager
NYC: Smart Blonde; Anne of Green Gables Part 1 and 2; Marry Me a Little; Titanique; You, Me, I, We; Danny and the Deep Blue Sea; Women on Fire; SCOOP; She Persisted; Andromeda Speaks. Regional: Hangar Theatre, The Rose Theater, Chester Theatre Company. BFA UW-Milwaukee.