TAMRA PASELK - ACTOR, SINGER, WRITER AND LOVER OF QUIRKY THINGS
The Basics Tamra is a native of El Paso, Texas now residing in New York City. She grew up eating tamales and dreaming of being an Olympic Volleyball player. Nowadays, she spends her time acting, singing, writing, producing and, well, eating Tamales. In October 2017, Tamra produced her first writers' workshop with Shiyr Productions, LLC. Currently, she's building out her web series Chronicles of a *#$*% Year Old Woman slated to shoot January 2018. Tamra is a recent graduate of the two-year Meisner program at the William Esper Studio and studied under William Esper. She also holds a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She laughs at her own jokes and prides herself on being able to pee faster than most men.
What’s the word on the street? Everyone seems to like Tamra (excepting that one person she accidentally elbowed on the subway this morning)! She been reviewed by the New York Times, Broadway World, The Wallstreet Journal, Opera News, Theatre Is Easy, Bistro Awards and Opera World among others. More on that HERE.
Favorite Roles Aunt Tammi to 5 nieces and 2 nephews, Sister to 2 brothers and 1 sister
Dream Roles Senior Ice Cream Conoisseur (does this exist?) ... and, also, Francesca (Bridges of Madison County), Baker’s Wife (Into the Woods), Fantine (Les Miserables), Fosca (Passion) & Prince Hal (Billy Shakes)
In Concert Tamra has been seen with orchestras both nationwide and internationally. Special memories include performing for Mark Rylance with the Knickerbocker Chamber Orchestra, being the “Somewhere” soloist at the San Francisco Ballet’s West Side Story Ballet Suite and her solo debut at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center with the Master Voices led by Ted Sperling.
Tamra on "Working the Quirk" Being quirky has its perks. Quirks perks, if you will. Life is short - be yourself. Laugh alot.