Tamara became Co-Artistic Director with Daniel Evans in June 2023. She was previously the Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd.
Tamara was born in Botswana and grew up in Massachusetts and Brighton before graduating from the University of Bristol. She was a directing intern at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and her first professional job in theatre was as assistant director at Shakespeare’s Globe under Mark Rylance.
Her work as a freelance director has included Shakespeare, classic revivals, new writing and musical theatre, at theatres in the West End, around the UK and in the USA.
In 2015, she was appointed Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd. Together with Executive Director Liam Evans-Ford, she has built partnerships and co-productions across the UK, including with the National Theatre, Paines Plough, the Sherman Theatre, National Theatre of Wales, Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, ETT, Sheffield Theatres, the NHS, Social Services, the National Youth Theatre of Wales and the National Trust.
Her award-winning shows for Theatr Clwyd include Home, I’m Darling by Laura Wade (nominated for five Olivier Awards, winning Best New Comedy), Peter Gill’s version of Uncle Vanya, digital adaptations of The Picture of Dorian Gray and What A Carve Up! and Isla, which she then directed for the BBC.
Theatr Clwyd has also, under her and Liam’s leadership, become a vibrant and vital home for its community, with far-reaching programmes for young and old, working across health and well-being, social services, music, dance, visual arts and theatre.