Regina Taylor at Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Actress/director/playwright Taylor is the Andrew Mellon Grant Writer in Residence for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Ms. Taylor’s Oo-Bla-Dee is being presented for Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and Theatre Three for 2020-21. She is writing a new play for Audible. Taylor is the director/curator for Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine as part of her Resistance Plays series that features new short pieces by Magaly Colimon-Christopher, Migdalia Cruz, Eric Ehn, Catherine Filloux, Lyle Kessler, Eugene Lee, Yilong Liu, Rohina Malik, Crystal Skillman, Chesney Snow, and Jose Rivera. In addition: Playwright credits include Bread (Edgerton Award. Water Tower Theater), Crowns (four Helen Hayes awards, including Best Director), Oo-Bla-Dee (Steinberg-ATCA award), Drowning Crow (Broadway, MTC), The Trinity River Plays (Edgerton Foundation Award), and stop.reset (Signature Theater Residency Five). Ms. Taylor received the Denzel Washington Endowed Chair Fordham University at Lincoln Center. As an Artistic Associate of Goodman Theatre, Taylor is its most produced playwright. Regina Taylor is featured in Netflix’ All Day and a Night starring Jeffrey Wright and Ashton Saunders, and directed/written by Joe Robert Cole (writer: Black Panther), guest stars on Council of Dads (NBC) and Love Craft Country (Jordan Peele, J J Abrams, Mischa Green), Red Line (Producer Ava DuVernay CBS), and The Good Fight (CBS). Taylor, in her TV role as Lily Harper in I'll Fly Away, received a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actress, three NAACP Image Awards, and two Emmy Award nominations. Her other television roles include The Unit. Taylor was first African American lead in Masterpiece Theatre’s Cora Unashamed, starred as Anita Hill in HBO’s Strange Justice (Gracie Award), and A Good Day to Die starring Sidney Poitier. She has co-starred in USA Networks’ Dig and guest starred in Elementary and The Blacklist. Taylor’s film credits include Saturday Church, The Negotiator, Courage Under Fire, Clockers, and Lean on Me. Taylor was also the first Black woman to play Juliet in Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.
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