Tara Robinson

Tara Robinson

Theatre Maker / Director - Artistic Director of The Conker Group

London and The South East

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Tara is a theatre maker and director from the South East of England. She studied and trained in Dublin, Ireland, and founded The Conker Group in London in 2012. The company were selected to present their work as part of The Yard's NOW '15 festival of "the brightest new voices of theatre" and are supported by Farnham Maltings. They are currently co-producing with HOME Manchester and with Pontio Arts (Bangor). 

She is a Creative Associate at The Gate, Resident Artist with Company of Angels, a former Associate Director to Michael Grandage, and a former Resident Assistant Director at The Abbey, The National Theatre of Ireland. 

Credits include: GUTTED (HOME & touring), FIVE TINS AND A MATTER OF TIME (The Yard), THE CONSECRATION OF THE BISHOP by Tim Crouch (Young Vic - directed as part of the Jerwood Assistant Director Programme), NOWADAYS AFTER SONAR (Zaal 3 Theater Aan Het Spui, The Netherlands), NUCKING FUTS after Woyzeck (Tramshed, Woolwich), CORFF OR MY WELSH BODY (Camden People's Theatre), POLITICAL ME: APOLOGY SONGS (Arcola, CPT, Basement, BAC), THAT FACE (Landor), SECOND COMING (CPT), UNDERHERO (CPT), IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME (Tara Arts & ALRA), THE BOMB: A PARTIAL HISTORY (The Tricycle), IGNITE 6 (Old Vic Tunnels), 24 HOUR PLAYS (Old Vic), dirty butterfly (RADA), PAPER BOY & FRIENDS (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), VIDEO SNIFFING (Project ARts Centre), ASYLUM SPEAKERS (Project Arts Centre).

She regularly works in outreach with The Young Vic, as a workshop facilitator with adult community groups and with young people. She is currently developing new work with Pontio, Bangor (MY BODY WELSH, Spring 2017).

She has assisted in the West End and at Shakespeare's Globe, The Gate and The Abbey among many others. 

She regularly practises parkour, and plays the oboe from time to time. 

 

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Tara is a theatre maker and director from the South East of England. She studied and trained in Dublin, Ireland, and founded The Conker Group in London in 2012. The company were selected to present their work as part of The Yard's NOW '15 festival of "the brightest new voices of theatre" and are supported by Farnham Maltings. They are currently co-producing with HOME Manchester and with Pontio Arts (Bangor). 

She is a Creative Associate at The Gate, Resident Artist with Company of Angels, a former Associate Director to Michael Grandage, and a former Resident Assistant Director at The Abbey, The National Theatre of Ireland. 

Credits include: GUTTED (HOME & touring), FIVE TINS AND A MATTER OF TIME (The Yard), THE CONSECRATION OF THE BISHOP by Tim Crouch (Young Vic - directed as part of the Jerwood Assistant Director Programme), NOWADAYS AFTER SONAR (Zaal 3 Theater Aan Het Spui, The Netherlands), NUCKING FUTS after Woyzeck (Tramshed, Woolwich), CORFF OR MY WELSH BODY (Camden People's Theatre), POLITICAL ME: APOLOGY SONGS (Arcola, CPT, Basement, BAC), THAT FACE (Landor), SECOND COMING (CPT), UNDERHERO (CPT), IF YOU REALLY LOVE ME (Tara Arts & ALRA), THE BOMB: A PARTIAL HISTORY (The Tricycle), IGNITE 6 (Old Vic Tunnels), 24 HOUR PLAYS (Old Vic), dirty butterfly (RADA), PAPER BOY & FRIENDS (Project Arts Centre, Dublin), VIDEO SNIFFING (Project ARts Centre), ASYLUM SPEAKERS (Project Arts Centre).

She regularly works in outreach with The Young Vic, as a workshop facilitator with adult community groups and with young people. She is currently developing new work with Pontio, Bangor (MY BODY WELSH, Spring 2017).

She has assisted in the West End and at Shakespeare's Globe, The Gate and The Abbey among many others. 

She regularly practises parkour, and plays the oboe from time to time. 

 

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Jun 2013 - Present

Creative Associate
The Gate Theatre, Notting Hill

Jul 2012 - Present

Artistic Director
The Conker Group

May 2012 - Present

Associate Artist
Company of Angels

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015

Director (as supported by Jerwood Young Directors Scheme)
The Young Vic

Jun 2013 - Nov 2013

Associate Director
Michael Grandage Company

Jan 2010 - Aug 2010

Resident Assistant Director
The Abbey Theatre, Dublin

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Sep 2010 - Mar 2012

Directing - MA Theatre Directing
Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA)

Oct 2005 - Jul 2009

English - BA English Studies
Trinity College Dublin

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