Taren is thrilled to be working with Boxcar Theatre on The Speakeasy. Stepping into the 1923 world of tall silk hats and linen spats, of love forlorn beggars and ambitious boot-leggers seems to suit him just fine indeed. A graduate of the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts in theatre and Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's of Arts in Theatre Directing and Management, Taren continues to study theatre in its many forms. Recently an apprentice at Theatre of Yugen, in San Francisco, performing as Taro Kaja in Yugen's exhibition of Busu: Sweet Poison. Directing credits have included Interrogating the Nude, Children of a Lesser God, The Boys in the Band and Marsha Norman's 'Night Mother at the Akademja Dramske Umjetnotsti in Zagreb,Croatia.