Community Theatre Festival 2017 - ACT - The Dining Room

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Juror #5 - Tamara Steele

“I learned how to knit for this play!”

  “This is a play play which encourages the audience to contemplate the value of independent thinking, and reminds us that, even today, we must continue to fight negative stereotypes and prejudices.”  That’s a chief reason Tamara Steele is excited about being a part of 12 Angry Women.

  Tamara is certainly familiar with acting in strong, meaningful drama.  Her record includes four such pieces with ACT (a community theatre): Doubt (2013), Inherit the Wind (2014), Women of a Certain Age (2015), and The Laramie Project (2016).  But she has also had wide experience in other sorts of performance over the years between 2009 and 2016: the Christmas pantomimes at the Confederation Centre, and various other community theatre and local independent film productions.

  When she heard about the auditions for 12 Angry Women, she realized it had been a couple of years since her last thespian endeavour, and that she was really missing being on stage.

  In her work life Tamara is the Administrative Assistant at the Confederation Centre Art Gallery.  Besides theatre and visual art, she’s a musician: “I sing pretty much all the time,” she admits … but most notably with local band Lady Soul.  At home, she and her husband Mark have two dogs and a cat.

  Tamara plays Juror #5.  This is a person who has apparently lived in a state of disadvantage.  She is quite intelligent and observant … but she is also insecure and has a tendency towards defensiveness.  One other thing, Tamara says: “I learned how to knit for this play!”

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