Tara Bradway, Artistic Director
ADK Shakespeare:  1 Henry VI (2008, 2013);  2 Henry VI (2008, 2013);  3 Henry VI (2009, 2013);  Richard III (2010, 2013); As You Like It (Celia, 2 Page); Romeo & Juliet (Nurse, Prince); Macbeth (1 Witch, Young Siward); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Snout, Mustardseed); The Merchant of Venice (2011, 2012); Measure for Measure (Escalus); Twelfth Night (Antonio); Hamlet (Ophelia, Fortinbras); Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead (Ophelia, Fortinbras); Hercules (Hera); Celtic Fairy Tales (Fionnuala); Much Ado About Nothing (Hero, Borachio); Love’s Labour’s Lost (Jaquenetta, Marcade); The Tempest (Ariel); The Kingship Cycle, Part Two (Richard II, Dolphin, ensemble); Macbeth (Malcolm); Taming of the Shrew (Vincentio); As You Like It (Phebe)

Tara's professional acting credits include: Our Town (Emily Webb) - First State Children's Theater Company; Pygmalion (Eliza Doolittle) - V:I.T.A.L.; Much Ado About Nothing (Margaret) - Delaware Shakespeare Festival; The Merchant of Venice (Portia) - Theater of the Seventh Sister; Antigone (Ismene) - Baltimore Shakespeare Festival. Tara also worked as a Core Company Actor and Public Relations Director at Gamut Theatre Group in Harrisburg, PA. Her acting credits at Gamut include: Romeo and Juliet (Juliet / Benvolio), Lysistrata (Chorus), Julius Caesar (Octavius Caesar / ensemble), Love's Labour's Lost (Princess of France), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hermia / Starveling), The Comedy of Errors (Adriana), and Henry V (Katherine / Boy). Other NYC credits include Hyperion Theatre Project as Annabel, Polly the Parrot, and Pantalone in their Commedia Americana production of Manhattanpotamia IV: The Trek Down Columbina's Treasure Trail.

For ADK Shakespeare, Tara has also conducted several productions including Richard III (2010); The Bookend Project of Titus Andronicus and The Tempest (2011); Twelfth Night (2012); Love’s Labour’s Lost (2013); Henry IV, Parts 1 & 2 (2014); and The Taming of the Shrew (2014). She also staged managed the 2015 Spring Season of Romeo & Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and will be stage managing The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo & Juliet, and Songs of the Iroquois this summer.

Tara holds a B.A. in English and anthropology from Muhlenberg College and an M.A. in English Literature from St. John’s University. She has completed coursework towards her Doctor of Arts, with a focus in Shakespeare and Performance, and recently passed her comprehensive exams. She is currently at work on her dissertation. Tara is also an Adjunct Professor of English at SUNY Adirondack and a Faculty Tutor at their Center for Reading and Writing.

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