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Tamara Marie Kucheran

Tamara has had the privilege of working with some of the world's top theatre professionals on stages across Canada including the Stratford Festival and The Shaw Festival.

Select design credits include Costume for Aéroportée (Théâtre du Nouvel-Ontario), Gypsy (cancelled due to Covid-19), How He Lied to Her Husband and Man of Destiny (Shaw Festival), The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Stratford Festival); Set for Serving Elizabeth (Stratford Festival), Honour Beat (The Grand Theatre), Peter Pan (Neptune Theatre); and Set & Costume for Elf the Musical, The Color Purple (Neptune Theatre), Salt Baby (The Belfry Theatre), The Penelopiad and Cabaret (Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre), Intimate Apparel (Obsidian Theatre Company, Canadian Stage, Citadel Theatre), and Fanny Kemble (Stratford Festival). Up next: Set & Costume design for Escape to Margaritaville for Theatre Calgary.

Tamara is a recipient of the prestigious Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award in Costume Design (2017). Other awards include a Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Costume Design (nomination for Outstanding Set Design), a Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding Costume Design (multiple nominations for Set and Costume), a Tyrone Guthrie Award (Stratford Festival), and the Ian and Molly Lindsay Young Design Fellowship (Stratford Festival).


Tamara's teaching credits include Sessional, Lecturer, and Guest Artist Instructor positions at The National Theatre School of Canada, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Victoria, Off the Wall Stratford Artists Alliance, and Michigan State University.

Tamara is a graduate of the University of Victoria (BFA with Distinction) and the National Theatre School of Canada. Tamara is currently completing her MA at the University of Guelph.

Tamara is a member of the Associated Designers of Canada | IATSE Local ADC659.

Costume designs by Tamara Marie Kucheran for the Stratford Festival's
production of Fanny Kemble, written and directed by Peter Hinton

Domini Blythe as Fanny Kemble, costume and set design by Tamara Marie Kucheran

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