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Tara Manuel


Tara Manuel with Emma Anderson

The Orchid

"The Lady Waits"

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….an interactive visit with a special guest - is it you?

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Tara Manuel is a performer, puppeteer, and writer. Tara is the 12th child from a family of 15 children from the west coast of Newfoundland. She is a graduate of The National Theatre School of Canada, and worked as an actor in various Theatre, Film, and TV productions in Canada, the US, and Europe before returning to Western NL in 2000.

Tara has since toured her original shadow puppetry show, "St. George and the Dragon" solo to sixty schools from the coast of Labrador to the west and south coasts of NL, teaching workshops as well as building, performing and handling technical production. She has performed in numerous theatre productions, including her own original puppet cabarets, and has spearheaded multiple experimental puppetry projects involving youth in the west coast region.She is the 2013 recipient of the Rhonda Payne Theatre Award from ArtsNL, the 2013 recipient of the ACE Overall Artist of the Year from the City of Corner Brook, producer and star of The Tentacle's Claw, winner of Best Foreign Comedy Feature at The Atlanta Horror Film Festival in 2012. Tara is the NL director on the founding board of directors of the Atlantic Canada Puppetry Association – UNIMA ATLANTIQUE, and is currently developing a new puppetry play for young audiences.

Comédienne, marionnettiste, et écrivain, Tara Manuel est le 12 enfant dans une famille de 15 de la côté West de Terre-Neuve. Elle est graduée de L'École Nationale de Théâtre à Montréal à partir d'ou elle a joué comme comédienne partout au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Europe avant de retrouver son chemin jusqu'à Terre-Neuve en 2000.

Tara a depuis tourné son spectacle originale de marionnette d'ombre, intituler « George and the Dragon » à plusieurs reprises dans 60 écoles à Terre Neuve et Labrador. Elle enseigne et est impliquée dans tout aspect de ses productions, de la construction jusqu'à performance.

Elle est recipiante du Rhonda Payne Théâtre Awards d'ArtsNL et d'Ace Overall Artiste of the Year de la ville de Corner Brook.

« Lady » vient de l'inspiration

Nuit 150 + (Louise Gauthier)

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Unit 101, 5 Park Street , Corner Brook, NL
A2H 6E1, Canada

Phone: (709) 639-4513