Tara Jamora Oppen’s craft is dedicated to making a way for the voiceless to be heard. Through storytelling, she seeks to provide an avenue for those whose ideas are often overlooked and allow people to gain insight from perspectives they may have never previously encountered.
Tara Jamora Oppen graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Ateneo De Manila University in 2020 with a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts. She was also awarded the Program Award as the best in the theatre arts program for that year.
During her time in the university, she was part of various theatre organizations, including Tanghalang Ateneo and the Ateneo Blue Repertory. Tara directed Antigone vs. the People of the Philippines (2019), an adaptation of Sophocles’ Antigone cited in the Philippine Daily Inquirer as one of the ‘Best of Theatre in 2019’ under the ‘Best Adaptations’ category.
Tara was also an assistant director in various productions, working alongside many directors in the industry. This includes Alpha, Kappa, Omega (AKO)  alongside Guelan Luarca, Fluid by Floy Quintos directed by Missy Maramara and many more. Both Missy Maramara and Guelan Luarca were, and still are, very important mentors in Tara’s artistic journey.
Currently, Tara is a part-time high school teacher for acting. She is also a freelance director and actor. She is presently working on various online productions and on developing carious organizations aimed at theatre for community development.
Using the theatre as a place for discourse brings her a sense of appreciation for humanity and a hope that all people may one day be able to reach true understanding if they continue to remain open to the thoughts and beliefs of those most different from them.