Tara Beagan is a proud halfbreed of Ntlaka'pamux and Irish Canadian heritage. She is Artistic Director of Native Earth Performing Arts. Her debut play, Thy Neighbour's Wife garnered three Dora Award nominations in '05, winning for Best New Play. Ensuing plays include Dreary and Izzy, The Fort at York, for which she was head writer and co-director, and Miss Julie: Sheh'mah, which earned five '09 Dora nominations. Short plays include Quilchena, Here, Boy!, Foundlings, BLUEBEARD'S WI7E, TransCanada, and Anatomy of an Indian. She was playwright-in-residence at the National Arts Centre in 2011, at NEPA in 2009/2010, and at Cahoots in 2007/2008. As well as a mentor for emerging theatre artists, Tara has written for film and radio, and is a Dora- and Betty-nominated actor.