DIRECTING

THE FARM SHOW GOES DIGITAL:
A Rural Feminist Digital Translation (Excerpts)

Performed by University of Guelph College of Arts Graduate and Undergraduate Students

Presented at Kitchen Table Talk to Global Forum, Rural Women Studies Association 14th Triennial Conference

Sponsored by University of Guelph School of English and Theatre Studies & College of Agriculture Alumni

BURN CLUB
By Joel Buxton

Created as part of Assembly Theatre’s Operation 24 where 1 writer, 1 director, and 4 actors have 24 hours to create, rehearse, and present a brand new play!

Cast: Jonah Hundert, Jarrod Clegg, Lindsey Middleton, and Veronika Gribanova

WHITE WEDDING
By Taylor Marie Graham

Produced at 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival

“[White Wedding by Taylor Marie Graham] is a site specific piece that used its space to its advantage . . . The show used the space spectacularly and incorporated a well-conceived explanation for why the wedding was happening here into the script. With the actors constantly flowing in and out of stairwells and music playing faintly in the background, it really felt like you were on the outskirts of a wedding reception.” – Jackie Mahoney, Mooney on Theatre

THIS IS NOT SHE
Written and Performed by Julia Haist

Produced at 2017 Montreal and Toronto Fringe Festivals

My Entertainment World 2017 Critics’ Pick Award Nominee: Best Solo Performance

“The sure hand of director and dramaturg Taylor Marie Graham is evident in the best possible way as this builds but doesn’t crest.” – Bergman, Mooney on Theatre

LATE NIGHT WITH MATTY D
Written and Hosted by Matt Drappel

Two Seasons on Rogers Television
17 episodes in total

Featuring Toronto’s best up-and-coming comedians Georgea Brooks, Joel Buxton, Eric Andrews, Stef Tolev, Stacey McGunnigle, DJ Demers, etc.

SIX & EIGHT
By Roselyn Kelada-Sedra

Performed by Roselyn Kelada-Sedra & Kaleb Alexander

Incorporating swing dance as another means of communication, this two hander pushes against the boundaries of trust and affection.

Produced by b current first at rock.paper.sisterz festival & then at afterRock festival at the Daniel Spectrum Theatre

THE WEEPING SALSA
Written and Performed By Vladimir Jon Cubrt

Also Starring Donna Christo

“The dancing was fantastic . . . exudes heartbreak, pain and suffering through a masterful combination of drama and dance” – Toronto Dance Salsa

“The Weeping Salsa is a brave show, part theatre and part dance. The story depicts a very sick relationship between Latin dance partners . . . two very engrossing character studies.” – Paula Citron

ORPHA & BEATRICE
By Clair Frances Muir

A mix of humans and puppets puts a modern twist on this romantic fairy tale.

Part of the New Ideas Festival at Alumnae Theatre.

Performed by Nicole Ratjen & Daniel Sadavoy

THEATRE OF THE FILM NOIR
By George F Walker
Directed by Mirek Polatynski
Assistant Directed by Taylor Marie Graham

Fall 2008: The Theatre Centre, Toronto

European Tour 05-10-2008 to 29-10-2008: CZESTOCHOWA: International Theatre Festival “Through the Touch”, Opole, Lernica, Wroclaw, & Vienna

Winter 2009: Living Arts Centre, Mississauga.

COMMUNITY CENTRE
By Renna Reddie

2008 Toronto Fringe Production

Cast: Natalie Kulesza, Sasha Singer-Wilson, Bridgette Tobin, Jennifer Dysart, and Elaine Steele

NOTABLE TRAINING

  • MODULES: Design Dramaturgy Workshop with Beth Kates, Blyth Festival Theatre
  • Directors Lab North 2019 Workshops/Talks: Richard Rose, Joanna Falck, Jill Carter, Erin Brubacher, Ronnie Burkett, Nicole Brooks, Lezlie Wade, Stafford Arima, David Yee, Allyson McMackon, Kim Collier, Daniel Brooks, and others
  • Master Class: Directing for Opera with Robert Carsen
  • Master Class: Directing Large Stages with Atom Egoyan
  • Master Class: Musicality and Performance with Patrice Naiumbana and Surahata Susso
  • Master Class: Hip Hop Performance with Will Power
  • Master Class: Directing for the Stage with Richard Rose, Tarragon Theatre
  • Master Class: Devised Theatre, Theatre Gargantua
  • University Course: Directing with David Rotenberg, York University