Tamilla is a theatre director who works both nationally and internationally. She is co-founder of PopUp Theatrics, a partnership creating immersive theatrical events around the world and in collaboration with international theatre artists. Currently, she is serving as the Artistic Director of The Five Boroughs/One City Project, a multi year initiative of The Working Theater. The project commissions Theatre makers to work in collaboration in creating works in response to working class communities in all 5 boroughs of New York City.
She is a past Time Warner Directing Fellow at the Women's Project Theater Lab, a Usual Suspect at New York Theatre Workshop, alumnus of The Lincoln Center Directors Lab and artistic affiliate with New Georges. She graduated from The Yale School of Drama's Acting program and is the recipient of The Charles Bowden Award from New Dramatists and The Josephine Abady Award from The League of Professional Theatre Women. Her work has been presented and developed at the Working Theater, NYTW, New Georges, HERE, The Lark, The Actors Theatre of Louisville, PS122, DR 2, The Culture Project, Urban Stages, Dance Theatre Workshop, The Kitchen Theatre and for festivals and theaters around the US and Internationally. She has also directed, taught and facilitated workshops at Colleges and Universities around the country, notably: New York University Tisch Graduate Acting, Suny-Purchase, Pace University, Fordham University, University of Connecticut, Webster Conservatory of Theatre, AADA and Queens College.
Recent work includes: James Scruggs 3/Fifths at 3LD, PolkaDots: The Cool Kids Musical with The Atlantic Theatre Company, Harbur Gate by Kathleen Cahill at Salt Lake Acting, Melisa Tien's Yellow Card Red Card at the New Ohio, Beto O'Byrne's Loving and Loving at Stella Adler and Miami Motel Stories, a site specific immersive staged Miami's Historic Little Havana by Juan C. Sanchez.
This season she looks forward to premier of the Live Games show about Immigration, American Dreams at Cleveland Public Theatre and the premier of PopUP Theatrics 'LIAR.' in Bucharest Romania.
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