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Tammy Mendelson
Artistic Director

Tammy is a theatre director, acting coach and the Artistic Director of The Scenic Route. 

As a director she focuses on work supporting new and emerging artists and has a particular interest in telling stories through cross-disciplinary processes.


Tammy originally trained as an actor graduating from the then Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now RCS), then later training at The Lee Strasberg Institute in New York. 


Whilst living in New York Tammy found a passion for directing through developing Andersen's Women, a one-woman show she co-directed. A short while later she founded The Scenic Route. Tammy directed The Scenic Route's debut production, The Big Ending, for which she won the LOST Theatre's award for Best Direction.


Tammy is an accomplished acting coach, with an MA in Actor Training and Coaching ( Distinction) from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, and close to two decades of consistent experience coaching and directing at a range of institutions and privately. Tammy has had the pleasure of training students at Italia Conti, Identity School of Acting, Rose Bruford, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Arts Ed amongst other FE and HE Institutions. Tammy draws on a range of diverse approaches in her practice and is committed to promoting individual identity, and creating opportunities for artists to find their own voices, independent processes, and artistic agency within their work.


For The Scenic Route Tammy has produced and directed The Big Ending, You Beautiful Ewe, The Shoes, and the Sneak Preview cabarets showcasing musical theatre writing.


As someone with caring responsibilities who is used to the many obstacles this presents to accessing work in the arts, Tammy is passionate about creating opportunities that are accessible and inclusive. Tammy encourages open dialogue to enable us to accommodate artists, who may be experiencing diverse obstacles in their field, to be able to access opportunities with The Scenic Route.

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