"Sparkle, Shirley, Sparkle.".
Tara grew up wanting to be Shirley Temple...She still does.
ARTIST MISSION STATEMENT
I want to voice
the awkward turtles,
unconventional dreamers, unlikely heroes, FREAKS and geeks, sensitive souls, light workers, untold sides of stories we thought we knew,
and any human unmasking their fears and
daring to face them.
I want to revive lost treasures of the Golden Age musical theatre era, travel from ensemble to leading lady and back again, create original characters, and continue to celebrate being a kick ass woman in all the work I do. It is my intention for every stage and set I wander on to feel like a playground and every cast and crew to feel like family.
And most of all, I want laughter and lots of it.
"A day without laughter
is a day wasted."
Tara at age 5
Her first attempt at "riffing"
THANK YOU NOTE
It takes village to raise a child and perhaps an entire kingdom to raise an actor. I'm eternally grateful for my small, but mighty family for being my everything, for giving me the gift of theatre and colorful imagination early on, and for always embracing whatever I am working on, big check or not. And to all my teachers, mentors, students, and fabulous friends--the most passionate, eccentric and supportive people I know--thank you for making me fall deeper in love with a world of collaboration and make-believe. Because of you, I live to inspire and be inspired, and vow to always stay young at heart.
These are a few of my favorite things...
Lavender candles...Sunday brunch...sisterhood and spirituality...Baz Luhrmann...the Carol Burnett Show...pianos in living rooms...my tap shoes...my sweetheart...Anne of Green Gables and Harry Potter...coffee shops with wifi...Marvel superheroes...Old MGM movie musicals...traveling near and far...Neverland and fairies...new and used book stores...Disneyland...crystals and yoga...Christmas radio stations...Liza Minelli...journals and scrapbooks...writing and poetry...Tony Soprano...Doo wop and jazz...my stuffed animal Bun Bun...pumpkin anything...singing in the shower...gluten free crisp apple strudels...LOVE AND LAUGHTER.