Tamara has had the privilege of working with some of the world's top theatre professionals on stages across Canada including the Stratford and Shaw Festivals.

Recent designs include set & costume for The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre), costume for How He Lied to Her Husband and Man of Destiny (Shaw Festival), set & costume for Salt Baby (The Belfry Theatre), and Cabaret (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre).


Tamara is a recipient of the prestigious Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design (2017). Other awards include a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design (plus multiple nominations for Set and Costume), a Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), and the Ian and Molly Lindsay Young Design Fellowship (Stratford Festival).

Tamara's teaching credits include Sessional, Lecturer, and Guest Artist Instructor positions at Off the Wall Stratford Artists Alliance, the University of Victoria, and Michigan State University.

Originally from the west coast, Tamara has called Ontario home for the past 18 years. Tamara resides in Stratford with her husband and two young children.

Tamara is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BFA with Distinction) and the National Theatre School of Canada.




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