Tara Tagliaferro (she/her/hers)

is NYC based multi dimensional artist

with a big imagination for a better world.
 

One of her dimensions is performing in musicals across America + abroad.
 

Others are community, coaching, + active allyship services.  

 

Venture this way for the many wands of Tara Tag the Coach.
 

Gratitude to you for being here!

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ARTIST MISSION STATEMENT

 

I play people who learn how to

 TAKE UP SPACE in this world and

love the  life   they've been given.

 

They make me a  BETTER human

as I travel from  ensemble to

LEADING LADY 

and back again.

 

It is my intention for every  stage & set

I wander to feel like a PLAYGROUND 

and every cast & crew to

feel like FAMILY.

Laughter is my Love Language.

 

"A day without laughter

is a day wasted."

                      -Charlie Chaplin

 

News

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Broadway Advocacy Coalition

I pledge to be held publicly accountable in making Broadway and the larger theatrical industry an anti-racist, equitable community. I pledge to continue to show up in the coming months and years to learn about my role as an ally. I will actively create space for the community to continue to hold me accountable if and when I am not doing my part to stand up against structural racism. I will listen in order to understand, not to defend or deflect.... Read the whole pledge and sign here.

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An All Things Ozcast

Treasuring 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘪𝘮𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘰𝘧 𝘖𝘻 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘪𝘵𝘴 𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘩 𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺 𝘰𝘧 𝘰𝘳𝘪𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘢𝘭 + 𝘳𝘦𝘪𝘮𝘢𝘨𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘦𝘮𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘭𝘥𝘴 with Tara and her ruby red roomie Emily Kay Shrader
Season 1 Coming Soon!

 

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Insta: @downtheyellowbrickpod

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Jen Waldman Studio Online

This June, Tara had the honor to teach for Jen Waldman Studio Online “Seenery: The Community Artistry of Witnessing + Holding Space”.  Join this unbelievable acting studio during this unprecedented time. 

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Recent Podcast Interviews

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To the essential workers keeping us safe + healthy across the globe.

You are our Marvel’s Avengers in action. May art, community, and our visions for a new world hold all our hands in healing, rebuilding, and making sense of this unprecedented time.  NYers, you resilient concrete jungle beasts, I love you lots.

To the essential artists: 

Relief + Resources for Artist Family  - Courtesy of the Actor’s Fund

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How to Succeed Indefinitely Postponed.

Back in March 2020, Tara was beyond smitten to return to the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in sunny FL as Smitty in their season closing production of H2$.  All the retro dreams were being had as the extraordinary company made it all the way to the invited dress, but unfortunately they did not make it to opening as the world turned upside down with Covid-19. Stay tuned for postponement in 2021.

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Support Local Theatre

For my people who define theatre as their church, consider making a donation to your favorite local or regional theatre or company today so theatre can be made in all the nooks + crannies of our country. 

Here are a few to get you started:

 

Maltz Jupiter Theatre

North Shore Music Theatre

Ahava Theatre Company

 

11th Hour Theatre Company

 

Mac Haydn Theatre

 

 

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"Tara Tagliaferro is that breath-of-fresh-air kind of talent....

the kind that comes in the room and uncharacteristically makes you laugh, warms your heart, and refreshes your sensibilities of classic musical theatre repertoire. She is a genuine original in a sea of status quo: smart, sassy, intelligent, and America’s next top character leading lady!"

 

Alan Souza,

NY Based Director

 

As "Tanya" in MAMMA MIA:

"Unbelievably, the appearances of three of the main actors are performed by understudies in the beginning of the run.  The result is dazzling.  

...Tara Tagliaferro [was] born to play the role."

 

Stage Reviews, Beyond My Backyard

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As "Sister Mary Martin-of-Tours" in Sister Act:

 "...Tara Tagliaferro is a hoot..."

 

On Boston Stages

 

 

As "Jan" in GREASE:

"Tara Tagliaferro had the audience literally 'bending' over in their seats."

 

Greer Firestone, Sussexcountian.com

 

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As "Lina Lamont" in Singin' in the Rain:

“Tagliaferro steals the whole show though with her truly hilarious rendition of ‘What’s Wrong With Me?’ "

 

Alec Kerr, The Conway Daily Sun

 

As the "Female Authority Figure" in Hairspray :

 "In her many broadly cartoon-like roles, Tagliaferro made me

laugh out loud."

 

Gailsez.org

 

 “This girl is a major talent. Unique, playful, and open. Give her a try. She'll figure it out and nail it cause she's hungry like that.”

 

Sheri Sanders,

Rock the Audition Guru

Glitter in the Air

Hold Me Touch Me Shenanigans

My Friend's Roommate

Early Talent Show Days

 

Tara is an international teaching artist, certified life coach, + faerie godmother for interpretive artists, sprinkling magic dust on both the songs in your rep book and soul in your body.
  

She privately coaches a range of clients from college bound musical theatre majors to professionals on Broadway.  For more on her coaching work, wander this WAY.

 

All Aboard the Broadway Bus!, Sunrise Art Group 2018 in Hangzhou, China

All Aboard the Broadway Bus!, Sunrise Art Group 2018 in Hangzhou, China

Tara has served as a director+ choreographer with Sunrise Art Group in China and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia within their Theatre School, Adopt-a-School, and annual Camp Walnut.  As a teaching artist, she has also taught and created masterclasses + workshops for Broadway Connections, iTheatrics,  Artistree Performing Arts in Westchester, and The Stage Theatre School in BK.
 
Tara is lucky duck to have trained as a song coach at Goodspeed Opera House with Brent Wagner, former chair of University of Michigan's musical theatre program, and credits Jen Waldman, Mark Price, and Jasper Grant for molding her into the 1:1 Miss Frizzle for rep books she is today. 

She is currently the resident song coach and co-founder with Owen Pelesh of BYOSong, a happy hour meets meets artist sandbox for pro actors to sip, slay, + play with their rep, and founder of the Wander Women Sisterhood for fem-identifying artists to intentionally come together, quiet the noise, + refill their wells.  

"Tara's choreography is so character driven it truly shines as theater movement and not just choreography. She values art education and understands the true value behind live theater.​ I say they had Liza with a Z, we are blessed to have Tara with a T!!"

-Samuel Antonio Reyes

Barrymore Award Nominated Choreographer

 "I want to say thanks for what you do for Joanna and all the kids. Your obvious passion for the theater - both in your own performance, and in your ability to guide others in finding their strengths - is such a positive influence."

-Ginny Moles

Parent of a Private Coaching Student 

"Tara really helped me make new discoveries about myself as an actress. I continue to develop new techniques and skills every time I work with her. She is so much fun to be with and is constantly helping me find new material and audition/performance opportunities. "

-Gabbi Hanes

Past Private Coaching Student

"You have done a great job with Lauren. I have seen her confidence build over the past year. It's hard to find an acting coach with your experience and talent that takes such a strong interest in the success of her students. "

-Lauri Grajewski

 Parent of a Private Coaching Student

Teaching

 

Contact

Let's Connect

212-612-3200 

talent@the-mine.com

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