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Tamara Marie Kucheran is an award-winning set and costume designer who centers her practice in an atmosphere of collaboration, trust, and respect; with the goal of supporting her artistic partners and associates to do their best work.


Tamara has had the privilege of working with some of the world's top theatre professionals on stages across Canada including the Stratford Festival and The Shaw Festival. Most recently, Tamara designed the sets & costumes for Elf the Musical at Neptune Theatre, and the set for Serving Elizabeth at the Stratford Festival.


Select design credits include COSTUME for Aéroportée (Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario), Gypsy (cancelled due to Covid-19), How He Lied to Her Husband and Man of Destiny (Shaw Festival), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Stratford Festival); SET for Honour Beat (The Grand Theatre), Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre), Amadeus (Theatre Aquarius); and SET & COSTUME for The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre), Salt Baby (The Belfry Theatre), The Penelopiad and Cabaret (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Intimate Apparel (Obsidian Theatre Co., CanStage, Citadel Theatre) and Fanny Kemble (Stratford Festival).


Tamara is a recipient of the prestigious Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design (2017). Other awards include a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Costume Design (nomination for Outstanding Set Design), a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design (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 The National Theatre School of Canada, the University of Victoria, the University of Winnipeg, Off the Wall Stratford Artists Alliance, and Michigan State University.


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

Tamara is a member of The Associated Designers of Canada | IATSE Local ADC659




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Photo: Terry Manzo

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