Tara Jepsen is an actor and writer living in Los Angeles, California. She writes an original web series with her collaborator, Beth Lisick, called Rods and Cones, to be released in 2014. Tara has written and performed original sketch comedy with Lisick for fourteen years throughout the U.S. They have appeared at Dixon Place in NYC, at San Francisco’s Sketchfest, at the UCB in Los Angeles, and myriad additional venues as themselves and as characters. Tara appears in several short films, including the new “Tick Tock for Ding Dongs” (2013, dir. Jed Bell), “Sinking State” (2011, dir. Frazer Bradshaw), and Diving for Pearls (dirs. Beth Lisick and Tara Jepsen). Tara has toured and performed extensively with seminal queer cabaret Sister Spit since 1997. She co-hosted legendary San Francisco open mic K’vetsh at a gay men’s bath house for over ten years.

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photo by Tammy Rae Carland