© 2019 Tara Robinson | tararob[at]gmail.com

I'm a Bristol based theatre maker, all projects created through collaboration. I'm interested in work that interrogates the relationship between performance and audience, that messes about with authority and authenticity, and is about the here and now. I also work as a freelance facilitator and director, and as a script reader for The Royal Court.

Work in development includes: Big Cat (being developed with Bristol Old Vic's Ferment for 2019/20). 

I'm an MGC Futures Bursary Award Winner, a former Resident Assistant Director at The Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland), Associate Director with The Michael Grandage Company, Resident Artist at Boundless and Creative Associate at The Gate. I was a JMK Finalist in 2015, trained at RADA and have a first in English from Trinity College Dublin.

I also design and make stained glass windows a bit, facilitate peer support groups for mental health charity Changes Bristol and am nuts about wildlife. I've been a contributor to BBC Radio 4's Tweet of the Day which is one of my favourite things. 

As Theatre Maker

My Body Welsh

Keralan Literature Festival & National Museum of Modern Art Mumbai (Jan 2019), International Theatre Festival of Kerala (India - Jan 2018), Welsh Tour (Jan 2017) including Chapter Arts, Theatr Clwyd, Pontio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Riverfront Newport

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Gutted 

UK Tour (Nov 2018 - including York Theatre Royal, Theatr Clwyd, Lighthouse Poole, Square Chapel Arts, Theatre Deli Sheffield and more), HOME Manchester co-production (May 2016, July 2017), Pleasance Edinburgh (Fringe Festival August 2017), European Ostomy Conference (Denmark, Oct 2017), Camden People's Theatre (Sick of the Fringe Festival 2017), Oxford Playhouse (Offbeat Festival, June 2016), UK Tour of Hospitals (Nov 2016)

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A Very British Bird Show

Pegasus Theatre (May-June 2017) 

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Five Tins and a Matter of Time

The Yard NOW '15 Festival (June 2015)

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Nowadays with Sonar

Zaal 3, Theater Aan Het Spui (The Hague, Nov 2014) 

Nucking Futs after Woyzeck

The Tramshed, Woolwich (June 2014)

Political Me: Apology Songs

Arcola Theatre (Feb 2014), Camden People's Theatre (Sprint March 2013)

Underhero

Camden People's Theatre (July 2012)

As Director

Our Burials

a new play by Adam Barnard, Tristan Bates Theatre (May 2019) Chichester University Acting BA Students

The Consecration of the Bishop

a new short play by Tim Crouch, The Young Vic (April 2015), supported by The Jerwood Assistant Director's Programme

That Face

a play by Polly Stenham, The Landor (Nov-Dec 2013)

The Bomb: A Partial History

The Tricycle (Feb-April 2012), Ten new plays making up two separate evenings of performance. Co-directed with Nicolas Kent. 

If You Really Love Me

devised around a text by Mark Leiren-Young, 2012, ALRA & Company of Angels

dirty butterfly

a play by debbie tucker green, 2011, RADA

Paper Boy & Friends

by Shaun Dunne, 2010, Project Arts Centre, Dublin

Asylum Speakers

2009, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, in association with iceandfire

As Associate / Assistant

Titus Andronicus

2014, Shakespeare's Globe, Dir. Lucy Bailey

A Midsummer Night's Dream

2013, West End, Dir. Michael Grandage

Dances of Death

2013, The Gate, Dir. Tom Littler

Bandages

2013, Dir. Kirsty Housley 

The Plough & The Stars

Christ Deliver Us! after Wedekind

2010, The Abbey Theatre, Dir. Wayne Jordan

No Worst There Is None

2009, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dir. Dylan Tighe