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Tara Grace Southard


Tara Grace Southard moved to Chicago in 2008 from Buffalo, NY to pursue her dreams as an actor. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a B.A. in Theatre Performance and realized her passion for comedy. She studied for a semester at The Second City, and is currently performing around the city with her all-female sketch group, "Heavy Flo." She also recently completed the improvisation program at the iO Chicago and is now performing there on Sunday nights. She is proud to have just finished playing Susan in "Dial With A Smile," an office musical comedy at Gorilla Tango theater, with fellow Foundlings ensemble members. Past credits also include Celestial Bodies, Zero Positive, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Oklahoma, The Music Man, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.