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Tamilla Woodard

Co-Artistic Director Working Theater, Co-Founder PopUP Theatrics, Director, educator, learner process facilitator.

Tamilla Woodard (she/her). Recently named one of 50 Women to Watch on Broadway, Tamilla is the co-Artistic Director of Working Theater in New York; the founder of the site specific international partnership, PopUP Theatrics; and the Associate Director of Tony Award-winning Hadestown on Broadway. Prior to joining Working Theater, Tamilla served as the BOLD Associate Artistic Director at WP Theater. Tamilla has directed at theaters nationally and internationally, including at WP Theater, Baltimore Center Stage, American Conservatory Theater, Classical Theater of Harlem, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts with TheaterWorksUSA, and The Cleveland Public Theatre, among others. Recent highlights include the world premiere of Donetta Lavinia Gray’s award-winning Where We Stand at WP Theatre, Caryl Churchill’s Top Girls at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater, and the critically acclaimed immersive off-Broadway production of 3/Fifths, by James Scruggs. Currently, Tamilla is represented online with the visionary, interactive digital tour of American Dreams, which she directs and developed with Leila Buck. Her work has been recognized with an Off Broadway Alliance Award and Lucille Lortel Nomination. Tamilla is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, where she also teaches. www.Tamilla.com.

 

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The Work of the Imagination
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The Work of the Imagination

20 October 2020

Tamilla Woodard, co–artistic director of Working Theater in New York, talks about why she makes theatre and offers several “what if” thoughts about how the field should move forward.

Photo from A Long Distance Affair.
Interview with Ana Margineanu & Tamilla Woodard
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Interview with Ana Margineanu & Tamilla Woodard

12 August 2013

Ana Margineanu and Tamilla Woodard talk about how Skype is changing not only the creative experience for artists but also how and where audiences participate in theatre.