Appointed as Artistic Director in early 2017, Tamara is an accomplished performance-maker, director and dramaturg working across and between artforms. Over 20 years, she has presented her award-winning work nationally & internationally — most recently touring Endings to Canada, USA, Ireland and the UK. Other works include the Green Room Award winning Pin Drop (Arts House, Malthouse Theatre, Mobile States/national tour and Tramways-UK), audio walks Seddon Archives (Big West Festival 2011) and Newport Archives (a permanent work commissioned by The Substation 2016), PUBLIC (Big West Festival 2013 nominated for ‘Outstanding Hybrid Performance’ Green Room Award) and audio/visual installation work, Alter (Festival of Live Art 2016). Tamara is an Australia Council Theatre Fellow (2015/2016) and has a PhD in Performance Studies from Victoria University (2015). Her doctoral research investigated dramaturgies of sound in live performance.
Tamara’s first work for Chamber Made, Permission to Speak, co-created with composer Kate Neal, was critically acclaimed and won the 2017 APRA/AMCOS Victorian Performance of the Year and was nominated for Choral/Vocal Work of The Year. In her role as Chamber Made Artistic Director, Tamara continues to conceive and direct new works, collaborate with lead artists from outside the company, and mentor emerging artists exploring the intersection of performance, sound and music.