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Justin Taylor

Justin Taylor is a playwright, producer, and translator originally from San Francisco. His plays have been developed or produced at Dixon Place, Lucid Body House, Piano Fight, Figment Arts Festival on Governors Island, Playwrights Horizons, Yale Cabaret, Moving Parts, Paris; and librettis at Norfolk Music Festival and the Théâtre de Ménilmontant, Paris. Justin’s translations from French include The Chairs by Eugene Ionesco. His essays on theatre have been published in American Theater Magazine, and The San Francisco Chronicle. Justin was a 2016 Walter E. Dakin Fellow at the Sewanee Conference and is the recipient of a writing grant from the JM Kaplan Fund. His work has been a finalist for the Playwright's Realm, Jerome NYC Fellowship, Play Penn, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and the Stratford New Works Lab. He has an MA in Opera Dramaturgy from the Sorbonne in Paris, and an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama where he received the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Scholarship. He is currently based in New York. For more information, visit www.justintaylorplays.com. He also runs a private coaching practice called Thriving You.

Behind the Curtain
Essay

Behind the Curtain

PlayPenn, The Ground Floor, and the National Playwrights Conference

31 August 2016

A conversation with new play leaders Sarah Rose Leonard, Paul Meshejian, and Anne Morgan about playwriting.

How to Be Rejected
Essay

How to Be Rejected

22 May 2016

Justin Taylor on reframing rejection.