Shoshanah Tarkow (she/her) is a New York based theatre director, educator, and multimedia artist. Shoshanah received her BFA in Theatre Studies from Adelphi University and her MA in Performance Studies from New York University Tisch School of the Arts.
Shoshanah is an adjunct professor in the Department of Theatre at Adelphi University, where she teaches Scene Study, Stanislavski, Viewpoints, and Laban techniques. Additionally, Shoshanah has developed a series of interactive experiences for Adelphi University: an augmented reality poetry scavenger hunt and a virtual election simulator. In the Fall of 2022, Shoshanah collaborated with artists at St. Ann’s Warehouse and Little Amal Walks New York, to create an opportunity for Adelphi students to engage with the Amal puppet. Shoshanah is currently the Managing Director of Shining Studios in Port Washington, NY, where she directs theatre for ages 5-12. Beginning in the summer of 2022 Shoshanah served as Associate Artistic Director of Andy’s Summer Playhouse in Wilton, New Hampshire.
Shoshanah has been an associate with ViDCo
(Virtual Design Collective) since January 2021. In that capacity, Shoshanah has served as Artistic Project Manager for Geffen Stayhouse's world premiere of Jared Mezzocchi's SOMEONE ELSE’S HOUSE; and assisted with virtual and hybrid productions for BAM, Ars Nova, and TheaterWorks Hartford. Most recently, Shoshanah has been working on the virtual filming for seasons 2 & 3 of Paula Vogel’s Bard at the Gate
. Outside of her work with ViDCo, Shoshanah has worked professionally as a projection designer, video editor, and multimedia consultant for theatre companies in and around the New York area.
In 2018 Shoshanah co-founded the immersive theatre company Like Fresh Skin
with fellow Adelphi University Alumni Megan Lohne.Click here for Shoshanah's CVFun 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)!