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Meet Tara Carbone

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tara Carbone.

Tara, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. I’ve always been a Jane of all trades and loved telling stories in any way that I could. Even as a child my mom said I used to write poems & try to make the others kids laugh. When I was about 7, I saw some friends of mine perform a dance number and I remember loving the costumes, the wigs and the whole thing. I wanted to do it. So typical me I just did it. I am and never have been afraid of being a leader and trying new things. I jumped right in and started choreographing dances with my friends. Then I started training and went on to win many national championships in dance. In high school, I felt burnt out and was dealing with some major injuries so I took a break from dance and started acting and singing. Musical theatre was the perfect thing for me because it allowed me to pursue so many things. I also had no idea how to sing but I just jumped in and learned a new skill. I then graduated from Syracuse University where I studied musical theatre and writing. I moved to NYC where I was lucky enough to work consistently as a musical theatre performer & would write on the side. I performed in NYC as well as toured the country a few times with the Broadway National tour of How The Grinch Stole Christmas. Now I am in LA because I wanted to try T.V. and film and eventually create and become a showrunner of my own show because I obvi love taking initiative and being the boss. I am currently developing my award winning web series into a limited series for streaming networks.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
I don’t think most people have smooth roads and I personally think I would be bored lol. There are always peaks and valleys, but without them I wouldn’t have grown as an artist or more importantly a person. I struggled more with my transition to LA. New York is more based on your talent and in musical theatre versatility is key. In TV, I always say you have to literally be a serial killer to book a serial killer role. It is so specific. I also had a hard time finding the right representation. The amount of dudes that would “rep me”, but then try to date me or agents that didn’t understand me and were manipulative. It’s been a process, but I am grateful for my new team of all females and for all the growth. It just taught me about myself. Also you have to be so confident because the amount of times I’ve heard “you’re great, but not this time”…it can get discouraging, but just remember you just have to keep the focus about the work and know when to take breaks.

We’d love to hear more about your work and what you are currently focused on. What else should we know?
I am a writer and a teacher mostly. For writing, I definitely specialize in comedy and specifically millennial dating humor. I think I have a unique perspective and take on it because I feel like I didn’t have a typical upbringing and was constantly surrounded by people that were not like me. Also, my sense of humor is very offbeat and unique just like me lol. I also like to write and use my voice to say a lot about things I think we need to change about the world but in a humorous way. As far as teaching, I teach dance and acting and I think I really do put in a 100% always. I work well with children or everyone’s inner child haha and bring out the best in people. I truly am obsessed with the work and want people to perform and feel their best when they learn from me. I don’t have an ego also haha.

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
Probably the web series I created. I wrote, produced and starred in all ten episodes and we won some awesome awards. Seeing it at the TLC Chinese theatres in Hollywood on the big screen just meant so much to me!

Contact Info:

  • Instagram: Thetaracarbone

Image Credit:
Sean Samuels took some of them; And Brian Parillo

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