Tara Kromer


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

About

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:

DIRECTING PROJECTS:

My Pal Bette, a play by John Ryan, was presented at the 2018 Orlando Fringe Festival. Starring Tammy Kopko, Clark Levi, and Janine Klein, with direction and sound design by Tara Kromer. Produced by Ms. B Productions and Second Impression. This production won the Patron's Pick Award for the Gold Venue!


Tara is currently in rehearsals as the director for A Year with Frog and Toad at Orlando Repertory Theatre. Music Direction by Robby Stamper and Choreography by Lindsey D. Smith. Opening September 4th and playing through September 30th.


The Giver is approaching it's 3rd year of production, and will play during the first week of October at the Bob Carr Theatre. This year we feature a mixed cast of youth and adult actors and will be performing the show for all of the 8th grade students in the Orange County Public School System.


Tara is slated to direct the musical It Shoulda Been You at the Studio Theatre Tierra Del Sol in the Villages, opening in January.


OTHER UPCOMING PROJECTS INCLUDE:

Sound Design for She Kills Monsters at the University of Central Florida, opening September 20th.

Props and Puppetry Design for Junie B Jones is Not a Crook, opening September 24th.

Bio

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).