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.