Tamara works as an independent actor, performance-maker, and director. Her diverse training and experience, ranging from dance, film and TV, indoor theatre and outdoor performance, inform her multidisciplinary performance language and style. Since 2001 Tamara has been developing her own performance works including map folding for beginners (2001), Imprint (2005), and her latest work Pin Drop which premiered at Arts House in August 2010, won a Green Room award for Outstanding Production (Alternative and Hybrid Performance), and was nominated for three other Green Room Awards including Mise-en-scene, Composition and Sound Design, and Production Design. All of these works have explored notions of the live and mediatised body. Pin Drop is the first to focus so intensely on the sonic and to integrate audio documentary elements.
Tamara has worked with many companies including Not Yet it's Difficult, The Hunting Party, Born in a Taxi, Melbourne Theatre Company, Strange Fruit, Neil Cameron Productions, and with Justus Neumann in his Vienna based company Theaterverein zum aufgebundenen Baren. A founding member of outdoor performance groups Strange Fruit and The Hunting Party she toured extensively both nationally and internationally.
In September 2010 Tamara performed in and co-devised ensemble piece The Waiting Room for The Melbourne Fringe, winning the Brisbane Powerhouse Performance Award and an invitation to the World Theatre Festival 2011 (Brisbane).
Tamara has a Masters degree in Animateuring from the Victorian College of the Arts (2001), a B.Ed in Drama/Dance/Design from Victoria College, Rusden (1986-1989) and is a graduate of The John Bolton Theatre School (1991). She was awarded a Jeanne Pratt Scholarship and is a current recipient of an Australian Postgraduate Award enabling her to undertake a PhD in Performance Studies at Victoria University.