Shoshanah Tarkow

Theatre Director, Multimedia Artist

Shoshanah Tarkow (she/her) is a theatre director and multimedia artist specializing in immersive experiences which lift poetic language off the page and champion untold feminist stories. To date, her work has incorporated projections and large-scale puppetry, augmented-reality and viral hashtags, virtual escape rooms and crowd-sourcing. The results range from intimate one-on-one micro performances to grand immersive installations. Most recently, Shoshanah served as Artistic Project Manager for Geffen Stayhouse's world premiere of Jared Mezzocchi's Someone Else's House. Her work has been presented at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, New York University, The Assembly’s Deceleration Lab, Performing the World’s Biennial Conference, House of Yes, and Governor’s Island. In 2018 Shoshanah co-founded the immersive theatre company Like Fresh Skin where she currently serves as director and digital content curator. Shoshanah received her BFA in Theatre Studies from Adelphi University, and her MA in Performance Studies from New York University.

Fun fact: Shoshanah is one of the 0.01% of the global population to ever complete a full-length (140.6 mile) Ironman Triathlon (December 2019, Western Australia)!

Shoshanah Tarkow Resume/CV

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an augmented reality poetry scavenger hunt!

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The Digital Happening Project

a communal art experience

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Cast Your Vote!

an election simulator

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virtual design collective

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Short Films

video experiments & musings

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Adelphi's First Virtual Theater Production Hits National Stage, Earns Awards


Adelphi University's production of This Odd Geometry of Time, directed by Shoshanah Tarkow and written Megan Lohne, has just been named a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival regional winner!

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Staged entirely on Zoom, Too Solid Flesh is a contemporary cross-pollination of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, & The Tempest


Live Zoom shows already feel “old school.” One young company’s new show pushes its boundaries!

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The Assembly's Deceleration Lab Continues with Nehassaiu DeGannes' Ebb & Lo'


Lab artist Nehassaiu deGannes and digital theater director/co-conceptual artist Shoshanah Tarkow have assembled over two dozen performing artists to collaborate on EBB & lo', a devised exegesis of the life and writing of poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.

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Adelphi Students, Alumni To Present Live Virtual Theater Production About Life In Quarantine


Too Solid Flesh is an Adelphi family affair, written by Megan Lohne and directed by Shoshanah Tarkow, Adelphi alumne and creators of Like Fresh Skin, a theater company utilizing emerging technologies to create text-driven immersive theatrical experiences that champion untold feminist stories.

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Too Solid Flesh could easily become a cult favorite!


If you seek escape, entertainment, raw reality and the wit of Shakespeare himself, this is the moment for you. We invite you on the journey that is Too Solid Flesh.

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Reality Writes: Classic Literature, Now Augmented


Picture this: With the help of established digital content curator and Adelphi alum Shoshanah Tarkow, two Adelphi University computer-science seniors have turned an interactive poetry project into its own augmented reality, complete with massive commercial and educational upsides.

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Taking Poetry "OnWords": Adelphi Theater Alumna Creates Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt for Fall Arts Festival


Shoshanah Tarkow is combining her love of poetry, immersive theater and technology to bring Walt Whitman's famous poetry to life at this year's Fall Arts Festival.

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NYU Alum Shoshanah Tarkow Creates Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt for Fall Arts Festival


Shoshanah Tarkow, NYU Performance Studies M.A. '17, is combining her love of poetry, immersive theater and technology to bring Walt Whitman’s famous poetry to life at this year’s Fall Arts Festival.

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Words Like Fresh Skin: an Immersive Journey into the Life and Times of Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay


Staged as an interactive, immersive, and multi-sensory theatrical experience, Words Like Fresh Skin invites audiences to experience Millay’s world first-hand: follow Vincent from her childhood in Maine to her formative years at Vassar; attend a roaring ‘20s soirée as her guest and watch as she rises to stardom among America’s literati; experience her world and her poetry with all your senses!

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Lab/Shul's PPPPPPurim 2018: Prophetic Post-Patriarchy Purim Performance Party


Last week’s PPPPPPurim 2018: Prophetic Post-Patriarchy Purim Performance Party at the House of Yes was a powerful night of patriarchy smashing, narrative flipping, boundary pushing, and radical ritual reinventing. Check out digital artist Shoshanah Tarkow’s inspiring reflections on her Digital Happening: #ImaginePostPatriarchy

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