DIRECTING

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

PROJECTS

Taylor has directed a variety of different types of theatre and a little TV, including ensemble comedies, devised work, dance shows, site specific works, puppetry, and dramas. Sometimes she likes to direct her own work and also loves helping writers develop their work dramaturgically.

Most recently, Taylor directed Joel Buxton’s Burn Club, a 15 minute play on Zoom as part of The Assembly Theatre’s Operation 24. It starts around minute 46 in this video, but there are 6 great pieces in this video presented live on YouTube created by 6 teams in only 24 hours!

 

LATE NIGHT WITH MATTY D

Taylor directed the bizarre and surprisingly touching late night comedy show, Late Night with Matty D on Rogers Television 2011 – 2012. The show was filmed live in front of an audience featuring some of Toronto’s best up and coming comedians.

THEATRE PROJECTS

The images below are rehearsal shots from a variety of theatre productions Taylor has directed over the last 10 years including Roselyn Kelada-Sedra’s Six & Eight, Julia Haist’s This is Not She, Claire Muir’s Orpha and Beatrice, and Taylor’s own play White Wedding.

“[This is Not She by Julia Haist is] great nerd-fun, well conceived and acted, understated and affecting . . . 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

“[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

Below is a promotional video for The Weeping Salsa by Vladimir Jon Cubrt, a play incorporating salsa dance directed by Taylor in 2009.