Tamilla Woodard is a Director residing in New York City. She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama, an alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and founder of PopUp Theatrics, a partnership creating site impacting theatrical events in collaboration with theatre artists working around the globe.
Most recent work includes Long Distance Affair at 2013 Edinburgh Festival Fringe- a PopUP Theatrics international collaboration for skype performance that included the works of 50 artists on 6 continents; INSIDE, a PopUP Theatrics that premiered in May 2013 in Madrid, Spain in collaboration with Cross Boarder Project, Dario Facal and WorkinProgress; La Ruta, by Ed Cardona Jr, for Working Theater.
Also for PopUP Theatrics: Long Distance Affair in New York at The Gershwin Hotel and in Quéretaro, Mexico; Hotel Project, Co-Creator, world premiere in Querétaro Mexico in July 2011 in collaboration with Sabandijas del Palacio and Alfonso Cárcamo; Hotel Project premiered in the USA at the Washington Jefferson Hotel (NYC) and the Grand Summit Hotel (NJ) in January 2012; Other work includes DramaTour in Querétaro Mexico with Sabandijas del Palacio; Valiant by Lanna Joffrey at InterAct Theatre (Philadelphia, PA); Nightlands by Sylvan Oswald for New Georges, (NYC); the development and direction of Saviana Stanescu's Polanski Polanski at Teatrul Odeon (Bucharest), The Sibiu International Theatre Festival (Sibiu), TIFF International Festival (Cluj), PS122/SoloNOVA festival and HERE (NYC); and the directions and development of Overcoming Speechlessness based on the text by Alice Walker with adapter Dana Balicki for Culture Project's Women Center Stage.
Her work has won best of festival awards, audience favorite awards, Top 10 Shows to See citations, New York Innovative Theatre nominations and critical acclaim in major publications around the world.
Tamilla has also served as an adjunct professor teaching theatre at City College's Center for Worker Education and at Pace University where she facilitated an 'International Performance Ensemble'.
Tamilla has directed for Working Theater, HERE, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, DR 2, The Culture Project, Urban Stages, Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen Theatre and for festivals around the US and internationally. She a recipient of The Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists, The Josephine Abady Award from The League of Professional Theatre Women and most recently a TCG On The Road Grant, New York Theatre Workshop 2012-13 Directing Fellowship and a 2013-2014 Audrey residency at New Georges.