tara nicole williams



Tara Nicole Williams


Residing in Raleigh, North Carolina. Actor, educator, combat artist with over a decade of knowledge and a lifetime of learning. Specializing in fantasy and Shakespearean combat. A Shieldmaiden by stature and a child at heart.



reviews & awards

 Photo by Raleigh Little Theatre

Photo by Raleigh Little Theatre

cantey awards

Winner of the 2018 Cantey Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role as Suzette in Don’t Dress for Dinner

best of the triangle

Picks by Dustin K. Britt

2017 Outstanding Featured Performance for Mercutio in Romeo & Juliet

2016 Outstanding Featured Performance for Eddie "Edith" Harknell in Decision Height

 Photo by Areon Mobasher

Photo by Areon Mobasher

The Miracle Worker


"Much praise is also due to Tara Nicole Williams, who had the great task of coordinating the fight scenes between Annie and Helen. Those intense and essential parts of the story were executed with all the frenzy needed, along with moments of well-timed humor."


-Melanie Simmons, Triangle Arts & Entertainment

  Photo by Areon Mobasher

Photo by Areon Mobasher



"...Tara Nicole Williams is a dynamic force as Suzette, mastering both subtle intimations and audacious antics with equal finesse."


Dustin K. Britt, Chatham Life & Style


"It is Williams, though, who is the true comedic standout. She plays the role of the befuddled, tip-hungry cook with gusto and warmth, making the character extremely likeable and daringly sexy in her own right."


-Susie Potter, Triangle Arts & Entertainment


"...the true stand outs...Tara Nicole Williams plays Suzette, the cook-turned-mistress-turned ... well, see for yourself, and she's captivating from start to finish."


-Garrett Southerland, Talkin' Broadway

  Photo by Robert Davezac

Photo by Robert Davezac



"...Tara Nicole Williams continued to show her diverse comic talent by assuming a myriad of other roles as the night progressed."


-Kurt Benrud, Triangle Arts & Entertainment


"Tara Nicole Williams was a comedic force, cycling through all manner of drunks, from Macbeth’s Porter to the Henry cycle’s Falstaff. Baring her stomach, she was the type of Falstaff that you never wanted to “banish from thy company.”


-Katy Koop, Triangle Arts & Entertainment

  Photo by Rebecca Lesher Werlin

Photo by Rebecca Lesher Werlin

Decision Height


"Playwright Meredith Dayna Levy gives the play’s real fire to the rough-and-tumble Eddie, portrayed with enormous fortitude and humor by Tara Nicole Williams. Williams is a powerhouse in the play and delivers one of its strongest performances."


-Dustin K. Britt, Triangle Arts & Entertainment

  Photo by Ron Yorgason

Photo by Ron Yorgason

Romeo & Juliet


"There is much to praise in Tara Nicole Williams's joyous velocity as Mercutio..."


-Byron Woods, IndyWeek


"Fortunately, a flawless, vivacious Tara Nicole Williams ably fords her way [as Mercutio]..."


-Dustin K. Britt, Triangle Arts & Entertainment