Tazbah Rose Chavez is a performance poet turned director and television writer. She is currently a writer on NBCUniversal’s new series RUTHERFORD FALLS and has previously written and consulted for SyFy’s upcoming series RESIDENT ALIEN and FX’s Reservation Dogs. She is a citizen of the Bishop Paiute Tribe in Payahuunadü (Bishop, Ca), from the Nüümü, Diné and San Carlos Apache tribes. Tazbah is a director of film and music videos, and was recently part of AT&T’s Hello Lab Filmmaker Mentoring Lab in which she wrote and directed the short film Your Name Isn’t English, executive produced by Taika Waititi and currently streaming on DirectTV.
She has performed her poetry in acclaimed spaces such as the Smithsonian - National Museum of the American Indian, Meow Wolf and the Grand Performances Stage to name a few. She holds a degree in American Indian Studies from the University of California Los Angeles and is a former intern of Sundance Institute’s Native and Indigenous Program.