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Music at the Close

Music at the Close

Taylor co-directed and adapted this experimental exploration of Shakespeare’s Richard II with the Glassbox Collective at Carnegie Hall in November 2019. Music at the Close involved three directors, five actors, ten composers and thirty-two performing musicians, using the narrative and themes of Richard II to feature ten new works for small string and woodwind ensembles,…

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Theodore in the Valley

Theodore in the Valley

Taylor directed the premiere of Theodore in the Valley in Fort Tryon Park in New York City in September 2019 in preparation for a U.S. National Parks Tour. Theodore in the Valley, a new musical by Ted Bushman, is about the heart, the hurt, and the healing of Theodore Roosevelt, and how his formative experiences…

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An Actor’s Carol

An Actor’s Carol

Taylor Assistant Directed the World Premiere production of Playwright and Director Charles Evered’s An Actor’s Carol at the Hi-Desert Cultural Center in Joshua Tree California December 2015 Providing a fresh take on Dickens’s classic, A Christmas Carol, Evered’s latest tells the tale of Hugh Pendleton, an actor drained of life after having played the character…

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The Light Rail

The Light Rail

Stinging from old and recent loss, childhood neighbors Sam and Lindsay reunite by chance on Seattle’s light rail. As they begin to fall in love, they slowly learn that healing can be found in the most unusual places, and in other people just as broken as themselves. Taylor directed Kira Stone and Chelsea Hickman’s The…

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HappySadness

HappySadness

Taylor Guest Directed Brigham Young University’s Microburst sold-out run of happysadness, written by Chandra Lloyd, February 2017. Happysadness is a brilliantly funny and powerful window into the world of mental illness.  It illuminates and elevates the human soul as it teaches with empathy what it is like to suffer from depression and anxiety.

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Steel Magnolias

Steel Magnolias

A close-knit group of women bond and share in each other’s triumphs and sorrows at the local beauty shop. Taylor directed Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling, at The Echo Theatre in Provo, Utah, in July 2013.

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Last Train to Nibroc

Last Train to Nibroc

Taylor directed Last Train to Nibroc, written by Arlene Hutton at Brigham Young University in April 2014 A story about two strangers who meet on an eastbound cross-country train passing through Kentucky in the 1940s.

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