Costume Shop Manager
Tara Webb is an artist, maker, teacher, and plant enthusiast with a background in theatrical design. She is especially interested in nodes where performance and costume intersect and is drawn to projects that include both video and costume design. Current design work consists of costume adventures for the drama and/or dance programs at institutions that include the National Constitution Center, Juniata College, MIT, Swarthmore College, and Drexel University. Other recent professional work includes costumes for Simpatico Theater, New Paradise Laboratories, Agora Dance, Martha Graham Cracker, various work at the FringeArts space, and props and costumes for Nichole Canuso Dance Company. Recent multimedia work includes “Who’s Watching?”, a Halloween video projection on the campus water tower (2017 & 2018) and more to come in our curated future!
A Swarthmore alum, she is involved in helping the campus towards a zero-waste future and encouraging more sustainability in the arts. She is currently exploring textile surface design and natural dye processes using plant materials, non-toxic organics and food waste including a year long study of the 'local color' possibilities of the Swarthmore trees and plants. For more information about her design work go to tarawebb.com.