Tara Kromer

Director, Designer, Stage Manager, Theatre Artist, Educator... Celebrating diversity through live theatre.


Mission Statement

Tara Kromer is a multidisciplinary theatre artist who combines her passions for directing, design and technology, education, and activism to tell stories that entertain and challenge audiences from all walks of life. Her professional practice celebrates theatre's unique capacity to  encourage discussion, ignite activism, and provoke examination of topics related to social justice in order to further understand the human condition.

Recent and Upcoming Projects:


The Super Variety Match Bonus Round! - a new play by playwright Deb Hiett received critical acclaim in it's recent run at the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival this past May. Starring Elizabeth Murff, Rod Cathey, Maria Flores, and Doug Jensen, with direction and sound design by Tara Kromer. This was Tara's first self-produced piece. Stay tuned for production photos!

Tara will be serving as a director for Beth Marshall Presents' upcoming Play-in-a-Day on June 8th, and will be participating as an adjudicator and directing mentor for the Top Teens Showcase coming later in June.

Casting is currently underway for the Athens Theatre's upcoming production of Steven Sondheim's fairytale masterpiece, Into The Woodswhich Tara will be directing and sound designing this coming Fall in Deland, FL.


Props Design for Orlando Repertory Theatre's summer Youth Academy production of Lil Abner.


Tara Kromer 

is a director and designer dedicated to bringing compelling stories to life onstage. Her experience in the theatre industry encompasses many disciplines including directing, sound design and audio engineering, props and puppetry design and construction, electrics, and stage management. Her multi-disciplinary background lends itself to a truly collaborative and insightful approach to directing.

     Tara earned her MFA at the University of Central Florida where her practical research was focused on Directing and Sound Design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her work as a theatre professional has taken her to various venues including Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando Fringe, Seaside Music Theater, and the Hippodrome Theatre (in Florida), Steppenwolf Theater, Congo Square Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre (in Chicago, IL), Potsdam Music Theatre, New York Stage and Film, and the Hangar Theatre (in New York). 

     Tara was named the recipient of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's SDC Directing Fellowship for the Southeast Region in 2015 and was a member of the 2015-2016 Stage Directors and Choreographer's Foundation Observership Class. She is a proud member of Actor's Equity Association and an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographer's Society (SDC).