Tamara Winters (BFA Performance/Honors Tutorial College 2004) is the Associate Artistic Director of Know Theatre of Cincinnati, a small professional theatre focused on new works, artistic innovation, and radical welcome. A director, dramaturg, arts advocate, and occasional performer with an eclectic aesthetic shaped by the BFA Acting program at Ohio University and the interdisciplinary MFA program at Sarah Lawrence College, Tamara is now in her sixth season in a leadership position at the Know. At Sarah Lawrence, Tamara had the pleasure of studying with Tony-winning David Neumann (choreographer for Hadestown), director Will Frears, playwrights Francine Volpe and Stuart Spencer, and sound designer Jill Du Boff Lehrman, among many other celebrated faculty members. At Know Theatre, Tamara has directed 12 MainStage productions since 2014, including a world premiere by Kara Lee Corthron and regional premieres by Adam Szymkowicz, Lauren Gunderson, Megan Gogerty, Jenny Connell Davis, and more.
Tamara’s work has previously been seen at New York Madness, Fringe NYC, Dixon Place, Cherry Lane Theatre, The Tank, The New Ohio, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati, Ovation Theatre, Ohio Valley Summer Theatre, and ARTS/West. She is a passionate arts advocate who works to ensure that the Know is a welcoming place for all and a playful place to take artistic risks. She and her husband Daniel welcomed their son Jack to the world on March 18, 2018.