TARA O'CON
 
Photo: Jon Burkland,  ZANNI Productions

Photo: Jon Burkland, ZANNI Productions

BIO

I am an experiential artist, facilitator, designer, and Certified Professional Coach specializing in immersive theater, user experience, and personal coaching that transforms lives. I am a long-time collaborative member of Third Rail Projects- hailed as one of the foremost companies creating site-specific, immersive and experiential dance theater. I originated roles in the long-running immersive hits Then She Fell and The Grand Paradise, and was part of the creative cast for their Off-Broadway production of Ghost Light. As a facilitator, I specialize in bringing interactive performance skills into many different applications from performance, to brand activation, and interactive installations.

My own choreographic work has been commissioned and presented at Dance Theater Workshop (Fresh Tracks Residency 2007), The Chocolate Factory Theater (2008 and 2010), Danspace Project (2009), La Mama Moves Festival (2011), Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's River To River Festival (2012), and New York Live Arts (Studio Series 2013). I  was a 2012-2013 Movement Research Artist in Residence and a recent fellow of the Bogliasco Foundation (Feb, 2016).

My creative background is coupled with over 15 years of front-line customer service, ambassadorship, on-boarding and relationship building for several arts organizations- Most notably for Fractured Atlas, the county's leading creative non-profit empowering artists to succeed as entrepreneurs through technology.  I am currently in residence at Town Stages in NYC, as part of their Sokoloff Arts Creative Fellowship Program for artists and entrepreneurs. 

 
 

CREATING CONNECTION

BUILDING TRUST

MAKING SPACE


 

CREATIVE PROCESS

My work is driven by a never-ending curiosity and passion for solving creative problems or crafting new ideas  thinking from the p.o.v. of the people who will come in contact with them. My practice traverses many mediums, and with each environment, I focus my creativity on understanding the space between a person and their experience. 

Understanding people and making their lives easier and more connected to the world around them is the best part of my job.