VOICE: Warm, rich, deep, authoritative, musical "a stunning feel for the mystery and ceremony of the theatre." - judith thompson "a major force in a new generation of theatre artists..." - now magazine Over more than two decades, Mr. Taylor has established a reputation as a groundbreaking, highly innovative, and award-winning director and producer in Canada. Also a playwright, actor, voice over artist and voice teacher, designer, sound and video editor, literary critic, and dramaturge, he is currently the Founding Artistic Director (Production) of Arts&Science Performance Company, the Founding Artistic Producer of the influential (Theatre) WUM, and former Associate Artistic Director of Theatre Passe Muraille, all based in Toronto. He has also served as a Producer and Director of Radio Drama for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), President of the Board of Theatre Ontario, and as a Visiting Artist and a Lecturer in Playwriting and Theatre Studies at various universities across the country, including Brock, Windsor, Toronto, Queen’s, and Bishop’s, as well as the Ostroh Academy in the Ukraine, ETA Creative Arts in Chicago, and School for the Performing Arts in Bermuda. Working across the country and internationally, Mr. Taylor has more than 70 professional productions to his credit, including Jose Rivera's Marisol, Rick Salutin's 1837, William Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus (“The Kentucky Titus”)., Anna Deavere Smith’s Fires in the Mirror, Jean Genet’s The Maids, DD Jackson and George Elliot Clarke’s Québécité: A Jazz Opera, Moliere’s The Misanthrope, Frank McGuinness’ Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me, John Murrell’s New World, Edward Bond’s Saved, Sam Shepard’s True West, and Wole Soyinka’s 1994 and A Play of Giants, and Euripides’ Orestes, translated by Anne Carson. Mr. Taylor introduced the work of Suzan-Lori Parks to Canada through acclaimed productions of Imperceptible Mutabilities in the Third Kingdom and The America Play, and has premiered most of the works of the great Daniel David Moses, including The Indian Medicine Shows and Songs of Love and Medicine. In 1996, Mr. Taylor toured internationally, as performer and assistant director, on Robert Wilson’s Persephone. Mr. Taylor is the inaugural recipient of the John Hirsch Prize for Directing, a two-time nominee for the Siminovitch Prize in Theatre, and the recipient of a Canada Council Individual Artist Creation Grant (Senior Level). His playwriting credits include The Polished Hoe, adapted from the Giller and Commonwealth Prize-winning novel by Austin Clarke; The Radiance of the King, adapted from the novel by Camara Laye; In the Dark; Wilder; The Size of It; Wind-Tunnel Watson and the Rhapsody of Sorrows; and Kneel. Most recently, as a VOICE ACTOR, Mr. Taylor provided the narration for the groundbreaking Virtual Reality Project at Fort York, Toronto ((Website hidden) (Website hidden)/). Mr. Taylor is an honors graduate of the University of Toronto, in Drama and Philosophy, and a former Rotary Foundation International Scholar at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Nigeria.Read More
Working from a Home Studio. Experience, intelligence, and rich vocal resonance, combined with a blemish-free record of professionalism and on time delivery. Ability to bring a sense of ceremony and occasion, and crystal clear clarity, to any text.Read More
Actor, Director, Voice and Presentation Coach, Radio Drama Producer, Director, Performer (CBC, CIUT-FM)Read More
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It was a great pleasure working with CT. He really knows what to do! Will keep him in mind for future jobs.
Thanks for your patience on approval and awesome work. We have another job coming up in two weeks that I'll be contacting you for. Look forward to working together again.
Like Morgan Freeman, only better.Divani Films
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