theatre director & dramaturg


b. 1986, HK.

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Tamar is a London-based freelance theatre director and dramaturg and a graduate of the MA in Theatre directing at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts. Tamar works collaboratively with playwrights to develop new plays, with a particular focus on work that uses innovative theatrical form to dynamically connect with an audience. She has collaborated extensively with artists and writer-performers, often experimenting on the intersections between theatre, poetry, art and performance. Her more recent work is preoccupied with how fringe theatre can integrate better access and inclusivity by design; what new performative layers and languages this opens up to us as artists and theatre-makers. 

Tamar is a Resident Director at the Almeida Theatre, and is currently a script reader for the National Theatre Studio, the Almeida and the Bruntwood Prize 2019.

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Recent Work:

The Noises at the Old Red Lion, 2-20 April 2019.

★★★★ Mind the Blog “An excellent, unmissable play”

★★★★ Spy in the Stalls “Different from anything you have seen before”

★★★★ The Upcoming

★★★★ BroadwayWorld

Work in Development:

I am developing new play HOLD with 2017 Mercury Playwriting Award winner Oliver Bennett.