Arts Publicity Admin./Costume Shop Manager
Theatre & Dance
004 Lang Performing Arts Center
Tara Webb is a Swarthmore alum and a theatre artist specializing in costume design. She is especially interested in the nodes where technology and performance intersect as well as sustainability in the arts. She has collaborated with companies in New York and Philadelphia on productions that include substantial multimedia components. She worked with the Wooster Group in New York from 1998 to 2004 on both costume and video for the productions of House/Lights, North Atlantic, Hairy Ape, To You The Birdie! and the restaging of Brace Up! (2003). She also joined the Collapsable Giraffe from 1999 to 2007 as a performer, costumer, and video artist. More examples of her costuming in New York include: Chimera, with Stein | Holum Projects and Cynthia Hopkins’ internationally toured trilogy of Accidental Nostalgia, Must Don’t Whip ‘Em, and Failure of Success.
Current design work in the Philadelphia area includes: costumes for the Swarthmore College Dance Program and Theater Department, costumes for Drexel University Dance Program, props and costumes for Midway Avenue, The Garden and Return, Return Departure for Nichole Canuso Dance Company, and costumes for New Paradise Laboratories’ 27. In 2013, she helped construct a series of community driven garden sculpture installations with designer Heidi Barr and the East Park Revitalization Alliance at Woodford Mansion. She is currently an artist-in-residence at the Hacktory for 2014 and enjoying thinking about how the outposts of our curated future in art or performance can be elevated by technology. tarawebb.com