Tara Demmy

If Tara had to pick between improv and pasta, she would pick improv... but it would be a really tough decision.

Tara Demmy is a comedian, theatre artist, and teacher originally from Philadelphia. She trained in improvisation at the Upright Citizens Brigade NYC and Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) and took workshops led by Jill Bernard, Armando Diaz, Jet Eveleth, Susan Messing, and Mark Sutton in order to learn lots of improv techniques and philosophies.

Tara completed her Lecoq training at Helikos: International School of Theater Creation in Florence, Italy, where she studied movement-based theatre including commedia dell’arte, clown, and bouffon. As an instructor at Philly Improv Theater (PHIT) for the past five years, she taught long-form improvisation classes as well as workshops in red-nose clown and grotesque characters. She currently performs with physical theatre company Tribe of Fools and ManiPedi Sketch Comedy (both based in Philly). She is currently pursing her PhD in Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Maryland. tarademmy.com

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