Tamara Kissane (WRITER, DIRECTOR) is a playwright, director, actor, and podcaster for Artist Soapbox (www.artistsoapbox.org). Tamara also leads the Soapbox Audio Collective Writers’ rooms that are developing two new serial audio dramas to be released in 2020. Her first audio drama MASTER BUILDER premiered at the Women’s Theatre Festival NC before being released publicly in July 2019. She is currently in post-production for THE NEW COLOSSUS, an audio drama based on Chekhov's classic play, The Seagull.
In 2019, she received grants from the Manbites Dog Theater Fund, the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Durham150, and the Ella Fountain Pratt Emerging Artist Award (Durham Arts Council). Her stage-plays, The New Colossus and Master Builder were commissioned and performed by Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern in 2016 & 2018.
She has written plays as as a solo writer and in groups ranging from 2-100, including plays for elementary school children to adults.
In NC, she’s worked with Little Green Pig Theatrical Concern, Manbites Dog Theater, University Theatre at NC State, The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, Duke Theatre Studies, Transactors Improv, Summer Sisters, Archipelago and both hands theatre company.