Dara Homer

Dara Homer Dara Homer grew up reading, writing, and performing in plays and musicals in Miami, Florida, and then left for NYC to attend Columbia University. She graduated cum laude with a degree in English and Comparative Literature, and received Departmental Honors for her senior essay on Hamlet and Angels in America. For her junior year, she was selected for the Oxbridge Scholars Program and spent a year studying at Cambridge University where she wrote a dissertation on Beckett's plays. In Cambridge, she performed in several productions at the ADC Theatre including A Little Night Music and Euripides' Hippolytus. During her time at Columbia, she worked as a Theatre Education Intern for The 52nd Street Project, a non-profit community-based arts organization that brings kids from underserved areas of NYC together with theatre professionals to create free productions for the public. Teach for America brought her to Tulsa, Oklahoma where she currently teaches high school English.


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THE ORBIT INITIATIVE: by, of and for all people.THE ORBIT INITIATIVE: by, of and for all people.
Posted: Nov. 19, 2018


BWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at American Theatre CompanyBWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at American Theatre Company
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


BWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at World Stage Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at World Stage Theatre Company
Posted: Dec. 8, 2018


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BWW Review: NEWSIES at Theatre TulsaBWW Review: NEWSIES at Theatre Tulsa
Posted: Aug. 28, 2018


BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Theatre TulsaBWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Theatre Tulsa
Posted: Sep. 16, 2018


BWW Review: HEISENBERG/LUNGS at American Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HEISENBERG/LUNGS at American Theatre Company
Posted: Aug. 21, 2018


THE ORBIT INITIATIVE: by, of and for all people.THE ORBIT INITIATIVE: by, of and for all people.
Posted: Nov. 19, 2018


BWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at American Theatre CompanyBWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at American Theatre Company
Posted: Nov. 28, 2018


BWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at World Stage Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at World Stage Theatre Company
Posted: Dec. 8, 2018


BWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at World Stage Theatre CompanyBWW Review: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION at World Stage Theatre Company
December 8, 2018

The mission of the new World Stage Theatre Company in Tulsa is as follows: 'The World Stage Theatre Company gives actors and audiences access to the world by telling multicultural, inspirational, and transformational stories to connect our hearts and minds with people, places, and ideas.' Their production of the play Six Degrees of Separation was a great choice in service of this mission, an auspicious beginning to the company's inaugural season.

BWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at American Theatre CompanyBWW Review: CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION at American Theatre Company
November 28, 2018

In the author's note to her play Circle Mirror Transformation, playwright Annie Baker writes, 'I hope that you will portray these characters with compassion. They are not fools.' American Theatre Company's production ofCircle Mirror Transformation, which recently finished its run at Studio 308, presented an incredibly compassionate and warm depiction of Baker's eclectic cast of characters.

THE ORBIT INITIATIVE: by, of and for all people.THE ORBIT INITIATIVE: by, of and for all people.
November 19, 2018

The Orbit Initiative is an ambitious constellation of programs spread out across Tulsa dedicated to helping the city celebrate its differences through theatre and the arts.The Initiative is predicated on the idea that theatre and artistic expression should be 'by, of and for all people.'The program is based on a model originally conceived by the Public Theatre in NYC, and is designed to allow regular people to tell their stories and grow closer together through the process of storytelling.

BWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Theatre TulsaBWW Review: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH at Theatre Tulsa
September 16, 2018

In Hedwig and the Angry Inch, identity is stubbornly in flux, and yet the show is a testament to the beauty of living outside of and in between categories. Theatre Tulsa's production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a joyous celebration of living beyond boundaries and existing in a theatrical space. The show's metatheatrical frame invites the audience to participate as fans of the titular performer, and Hedwig serves as the narrator for her own story as she shifts between flashback and testimony. She is a self-proclaimed 'internationally ignored song stylist' whose compulsory sex change surgery has left her in a physical state that puts her somewhere in the middle of the gender binary. Hedwig's capacity for inhabiting the space between genders is connected to her skill in linking the onstage world with the world of the audience, and this quality of uncertainty that ultimately reveals authenticity is what makes her the ultimate storyteller.

BWW Review: NEWSIES at Theatre TulsaBWW Review: NEWSIES at Theatre Tulsa
August 28, 2018

The musical Newsies has a score and book begging to be experienced as big, heartfelt, and lovable, with each anthem about the triumph over adversity more emphatic than the next. This demands a kind of relentless energy from the cast that could easily be lacking in a local production, but Theatre Tulsa comes through with a high-caliber performance of this exhaustingly peppy and upbeat show.

BWW Review: HEISENBERG/LUNGS at American Theatre CompanyBWW Review: HEISENBERG/LUNGS at American Theatre Company
August 21, 2018

'Do you find me exhausting but captivating?' This line, from American Theatre Company's production of Heisenberg/Lungs, encapsulates the experience of seeing two striking one-act masterpieces of modern drama back-to-back. With the production of this two-part two-hander, directors Meghan Hurley and Timothy Hunter have demonstrated that Tulsa is equipped with the dramatic chops to do justice to some truly intense pieces of theatre. The plays Heisenberg and Lungs, while separated by only a brief intermission in this production, are entirely discrete works and even have different casts and directors. However, both are by written by contemporary English playwrights and tell the stories of a man and a woman who explore the nature of their relationships and their own place in the world.