David McKenna has a baby on the way; he needs money. Unluckily, the former enfant terrible is only qualified to do one thing: teach poetry. He lands a position at a large research university, but only after agreeing to join a secret government experiment. But what happens when that secret has a name, and no longer wants to be kept?
Come See my FringeNYC Directorial Debut with this lovely play by Dominick DeGaetano!
Very jazzed to be joining INTRUSION as it moves OFF-BROADWAY. I can't wait to explore how media & projections will help shape this world!
In this solo play set 20 years in the future when rape has been eradicated, Award-Winning actress Qurrat Ann Kadwani plays 8 characters in 1 hour to help audiences learn about power dynamics, statistics, Title IX history, and the complexity of sexual violence against women. Politics, media, the legal system, psychology, education, male and female sexual assault, LGBTQ inclusivity come together to unravel the intricacy of rape culture. www.intrusionshow.com
Through the lens of a seventies cult, we'll be exploring the relationship of power and allegiance in KL - specifically through my wild, psychedelic projections which will grant access to the King's disintegrating psyche.
AUGUST 7, 9, 11th.
FOR TICKETS: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/994084
The Navigators Theatre Company present an evening of three brand new one-act Science Fiction Plays!
As part of The Navigator's residency with Long Island City Artists (LIC-A) at The Plaxall Gallery in Long Island City, we have commissioned three original one-act plays, and LIC-A has commissioned a Science Fiction themed visual arts exhibition, to run concurrently in the gallery as a multi-disciplinary art event titled 'Escape Velocity'.
I will be directing one of those plays, as well as designing projections for all three, with a special projection piece that will be installed in the Gallery!
Arrive at 7:30 for wine, beer, and an art stroll - stay for theater that starts at 8:00. This is sure to be an ecclectic evening with many Science Fiction themes and genres represented! Tickets are $15 each.
The Plaxall Gallery
5-25 46th AVE
LIC, NY 11101
(Enter via parking lot entrance through door above staircase)
Mark your calendars! I'm directing for the Feminist Sci-Fi Theatre Company: The Navigators this spring- but before THAT! We are having a staged reading of the plays which will later be full productions. Come listen!
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.
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
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?
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!
Be sure to catch Taylor as a League MVP Soccer player in Iowa New Play Festival's Production of Doxxed by Sam Lahne, directed by Marina Bergenstock on May 5th. (One night ONLY!!!)
Taylor is enjoying training and learning how to "sport" for this role.
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.
Come Join us for our final performance! Advanced undergraduate acting students are currently enrolled in “Movement Styles: Clown” taught by Paul Kalina, the head of acting at UIowa Theatre. Come check out the hard work of these clowns!
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!