Taylor is an enthusiastic artist who hails from the suburbs of Chicago. They hold a BA in Theatre & Performance Studies and Philosophy from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and an MA in Professional Acting from the world-renowned Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, England.

Taylor is fascinated by intersectionality in theatre. While studying at Georgetown, Taylor took classes such as “Performing Madness,” “Gender & Performance,” and “Cross-Cultural Performance Studies,” and they became amazed by the potential of theatre as an art, and as a storytelling platform. Through their experiences in the rehearsal room and the classroom, Taylor has come to believe that, with a little inspiration and a lot of imagination, anything is possible onstage.

When not onstage or in a rehearsal room, Taylor likes to spend their time writing plays* and short fiction, studying foreign languages, playing guitar and piano, sewing and crafting, and exercising. They are also an avid consumer of fantasy novels and Japanese animation cartoons.

Taylor is a proud member of the Actors' Equity Association.

*Taylor's work as a writer involves adapting familiar stories - especially the works of Shakespeare - for new contexts. Their first full-length play, entitled Before Arden, traces the potential of a queer narrative through a prequel to As You Like It. Their current project, currently titled Seventh Something of a Seventh Son, is a solo piece that explores the crossroads where magic and queerness meet. They also have an ongoing project called Let Benvolio Die, which is a retelling of Romeo & Juliet set against a backdrop of gun violence in modern America.

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