I'll be reviving a beloved Iowa New Play Festival role in New York this Sunday in a reading of Faculty Portrait by Sean David DeMers. Very happy to be starting 2018 off with a taste of home, before a whole lot of crazy, weird, terrifying, exciting, new!
The updates on my website have been sparse, SORRY! But that's because I've been working on my upcoming short: Dolly Loves Daddy.
The film follows Dolly, a young woman who picks up a man at a train station who may or may not be her father.
This idea has been my attempt at exploring the Manic Pixie Dream Girl troupe, Daddy Issues, retelling Lolita through the female perspective, and as always- dismantling the male gaze and postulating the girl gaze.
I teamed up with my collaborator Michael Tisdale on this project and we crowdfunded, shot, and edited the whole movie in just over one month. We are currently in post-production and sending drafts out to festivals.
Iowa New Play Festival
For my final collegiate production at Uiowa, I got to play a modern queer and who I will lovingly refer to as ~*extra*~ in this retelling of Ibsen's Helida in Lady From the Sea.
Aurora Fra Bergen or Ibsanity - By Nina Morrison - Iowa New Play Festival, 2017
Iowa New Play Festival
A play by Michael Tisdale
Dir. Taylor Edelle Stuart
It's October 1959 in Moscow, Anya has a secret, so does Theo… It seems everybody does. In this Cold War world of espionage and bipedal cats, does Truth matter or is it just a game to pass the time?
The Girl Who Came Out the Wrong Way will open at the University of Iowa this Fall. This project will explore the vast and complex world of mixing cinema and live performance. Through projections, as a means to enhance the action of the live actors on stage, TGWCOTWW sets out to encompass the most powerful evocative elements of both cinema and theatre to produce and explore a new genre of art.
Written by Taylor's artistic-partner and friend, Caitlin Rose, this script tackles a concept often unexplored in modern and popular cinema and theatre: a female coming of age story written, directed by and staring women.
The Plot: is the story of me. of her. of you. of a woman. any woman. of women. all women. of us.
The Plan: is to tell this story by showing different flashes from moments of life. The story is told in 10 scenes, vignettes, or “flashes”.
The Inspiration: From every story I have ever heard. was ever told. I have ever told. From my mother. My sister. My friend. My father. From Machinal. From Little Women. From The Glass Menagerie. From every person who told me a woman’s story was this. Or a woman’s story was that. From anyone who told me a woman’s story wasn’t worth the time. Wasn’t worthy. I wasn’t worthy. Because I was born upside down. Because I was born feet first. Because I had urgency. Agency. Had connection to ground. On which she walks on. On which she takes a stand on. On which she still fights on.
Don't miss out on Riverside Theatre's productions of Pericles, Prince of Tyre and Fair Maid of the West. Taylor is very excited to act in both of these shows and partake in her first professional summer internship!
A small family ventures into Backbone State Park for their annual camping trip. However, something dark waits in the woods.
By Christopher Ray Matheson
Directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart
February 26, 27 at 8:00 p.m.
Theatre B, UI Theatre Building
Assistant Director: Robert Siegrist
Stage Manager: Chelsea Schula
Lighting Designer: Alyssa Hitchcock
Scenic Designer: Skyler Matthias
Sound Designer: Taylor Edelle Stuart
Costume Designer: Christopher Ray Matheson
Violence Choreography by Lukas Brasherfons
Hunter Menken as MARCUS
Mackenzie Elsbecker as OLIVIA
Mathias Blakc as DAVID
Yannik Encarnacao ERIC
Anne Ogden as APPARITION
Tickets for Workshops are free of charge; however, you must obtain a ticket at the door and seating is limited.
Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Department of Theatre Arts in advance at 319.335.2700.
Cowboy Mouth By Sam Shepard. Directed by Taylor Edelle Stuart.
The Rock and Roll love story of Slim and Cavale, two absolute messes living in sin together. The two characters play out their increasingly bizarre fantasies, unable to deal with their hopeless reality, culminating in the arrival of The Lobsterman, a drug-crazed hallucination, or a humble restaurant deliveryman, who visits the couple in their love nest.
This show will premiere as a part of the Undergraduate Director's Festival, a Gallery Production through the University of Iowa.
Playwrights............Sam Shepard & Patti Smith
Scenic Designer..............Ruben Lebron Villegas
Costume Designer.............................Hayley Ryan
Lighting Designer.......Hiram Alexander Orozco
Production Stage Manager.............Tim Mizones
Lobster Man..........................................Michael Hamlett
I will be holding open auditions with my friends and fellow participants in University of Iowa Department of Theatre Arts Undergraduate Directors Festival Saturday, October 3rd 2015. I'm directing a super wild and exciting short play, and I can't wait to announce the title this week! Please stop by the audition, at the University of Iowa Theatre Arts Building. We'd love to hear you read!