Tal is the Artistic Director of Red Monkey Theater Group, for whom he has directed 16 productions over the past 13 seasons, many of them works of Shakespeare. He holds a BA in Theater from Connecticut College, and has studied at the National Theater Institute at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-on-Avon. His productions with RMTG have garnered support from ArtsWestchester in the form of Arts Alive Grants for the past six seasons. He co-produced, directed, and performed in Fleetwood Stage’s Cabaret Nights benefit series alongside Campbell Scott, Meg Bussert, Linda Dano and others, and has given private acting classes for several years. Other directing credits include Tennessee Williams’ In the Bar of a Tokyo Hotel (Fleetwood Stage Platform Series) Dark of the Moon, Agnes of God, and Laughter on the 23rd Floor (Center Stage Playhouse), Two Gentlemen of Verona, Twelfth Night, The Tempest, and As You Like It (Port Chester Council for the Arts) and An Inspector Calls (Fort Hill Players). He has also worked as a voice actor and voice director for video games and for numerous local and national radio stations.
Favorite NYC and regional acting credits include Hamlet, Benedick (Much Ado About Nothing), Shylock (The Merchant of Venice), Dr. Frederick Treves (The Elephant Man), Roy (Lone Star, Irish Arts Center), Malcolm (Macbeth, Fleetwood Stage), Bill (Sure Thing, Fleetwood Stage), Ted Barnes (Big Time, Fleetwood Stage), Antonio (The Tempest), Gary (I Hate Hamlet), and Pericles (title role).