Tamara Schulz grew up alongside elephants and tall trees in a remote wilderness area in Zambia. She completed her MA in African masquerade performance at Rhodes University, after which she found her way to a mosaic-like career in theatre and education. She has worked as a set and costume designer, a director, educator, lecturer, writer, waitress and fundraiser. She has 15 years of experience creating devised theatre using participatory methods, with work ranging from forestry and conservation in Zambia, to inner city schools in Johannesburg. She works with ASSITEJ South Africa, training creative arts teachers in primary schools.