BIO

Tamara Geisler is an Actor, Writer, Producer and Teaching Artist. Born in Mexico City, she moved to the United States at the age of 3. She received her education from the Professional Performing Arts School in New York, the British American Dramatic Academy in London, and received her Bachelors Degree in English and Theater from Barnard College.  Since 2000, she has assisted at workshops on Mexican folklore and cultural traditions, including Dia de los Muertos programs. Her commitment to teaching about Mexican identity includes work at Wellesley College (Key-note Speaker), The American Folk Art Museum, The Newark Museum, the American Crafts Museum, the Staten Island Children’s Museum and awarded a 2012 JP Morgan Chase Artists in Our Communities grant. Tamara has also taught theater in over a dozen New York City public schools, private schools and theater companies. She is a teaching artist through the Center for Arts Education, Sundog Theatre and taught Spanish and Theater at Building Blocks Montessori School, Staten Island and The Perry School. Tamara is a bilingual actress, who has spent much of her time performing and producing Shakespeare, Experimental Theater and Children’s Theater. Tamara is an acting member of Writopia’s World Wide Play Festival, sponsored by David Letterman, whose recent festivals performed on Theater Row. Tamara’s recent work includes starring in the Solo Performance “Digna” about the life and death of Mexican Human Rights Lawyer Digna Ochoa. For the past few years she has been acting and producing work in Mexico. In Mexico, she has worked with The SMA Fringe Festival, the Players Theater and has performed under noted two-time Emmy Award winning Director Dorothy Lyman. During the summer of 2017 Tamara’s theater company, YWTC, produced and presented the solo show "Places" at 59E59 and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. In October of 2017, Tamara produced and performed in “The House On Poe Street” at the 14th St Y Theater. In 2018, she produced and performed in a North American devised adaptation of, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream" called, "The Dream Project", for which she was nominated for the Gabriella Mistral, Julia De Burgos, Frida Kahlo 2018 Award. At the end of the year, she was awarded a PASS residency at the Smithsonian Affiliate, the Snug Harbor Cultural Center for a new Solo play that she wrote and starred in called “Tina”, on the life and history of renowned photographer and activist, Tina Modotti. You can see her next in the upcoming TV show “Homicide City: Charlotte” on the Investigation Discovery Channel.