Tara Battani was last seen on the Co-op stage as Alma in Summer and Smoke for which she was awarded a Scenie Award for “Outstanding Lead Actress” and was nominated for a LA Stage Raw “Best Lead Actress” Award. Other Co-op credits: The Miracle Worker (Annie Sullivan - Best Lead Actress Scenie Award); The Traveling Lady (Georgette - Outstanding Ensemble Scenie Award); King Lear (Regan/Goneril understudy); and The Philadephia Story (Tracy Lord.) Other LA credits: Kirsten in Days of Wine and Roses (Outstanding Lead Actress Scenie Award); Jennie in Chapter Two; Jackie-O in The House of Yes; Jenny in The SHape of Things; and Gypsy Rose Lee in Gypsy. Regional credits: Guenevere in Camelot (Critic’s Table Nomination for Best Actress in a Musical; MMNT Award); Chris In Dancing at Lughnasa; Nina in A Day in Hollywood/A Night in Ukraine (Critic’s Table Award for Best Ensemble); Philomel In Polaroid Stories; Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors; Wife/Holden in Love’s Fire (Critic’s Table Nomination for Best Ensemble); Olivia In Twelfth Night; Ainsley in Eye of God (MMMT Award); Emily in Blue Widow (MMNT Award); and Shelby in Steel Magnolias (MMNT award.)
Tara hails from her much loved hometown of Austin, Texas and has been a proud Co-op member since 2008. She loves thunderstorms, the month of October, reading, SEINFELD reruns, her husband Justin’s laugh, and watching her infant daughter Natalie discover the world.