"As an artist, I've observed the human spirit hungry for care and connection during this quarantine time. What can we do to fill ourselves with love?" said Regina Taylor, The Rep's Playwright-in-Residence.
"Taylor is the director/curator for Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine as part of her Resistance Plays series that features new short pieces."
"Golden Globe-winning actress, director and playwright Regina Taylor is partnering with SMU Meadows School of the Arts and its Division of Theatre in a unique, three-part theatrical project titled the black album. mixtape. 2020."
"[Taylor's] diverse plays take an unflinching look at our current social political terrain."
"'Oo-Bla-Dee' follows Evelyn Waters and the Diviners, an all-black, all-female jazz band, as they travel from St. Louis to Chicago."
"'You have to follow wherever the music leads.' That line not only gives the show its shape... but also hints at the individual internal challenges the band members face."
"Academy Award winner Kathy Bates (a 1969 alumna) was on campus on Tuesday, May 7, for the Tate Lecture series. She was interviewed beforehand by 1981 alumna and Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor in The Bob Hope Lobby to reminisce on her college years at SMU and legendary career."
"As a playwright and director, Taylor 'likes to play with
form and style.'"
"'The Regina Taylor Project: A Seat at the Table', [is] the latest installment in its New Play Initiative. The play focuses on the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, from her beginnings in abject poverty to her testimony before the Democratic National Convention."
[On Crowns] "The ongoing impact of history serves as the point of departure for each play."
[On Jar Fly, Rain and Ghoststory] " [is an] intimate and compelling performance of three timeless works."
"Regina Taylor, who brought us the amazing and uplifting hit musical Crowns, returns to the Goodman with this remarkable story of Sarah Breedlove, the first self-made female millionaire."
"Regina Taylor is that rare woman of the theatre who has managed to try her hand at almost every aspect of the dramatic process."
"Forget about the West Wing. Showtime's White House drama will head east to retrace the lives of three memorable women in The First Lady, set for the spring of 2022."
From left: Lexi Underwood as Malia, Viola Davis as Michelle Obama, Regina Taylor as Marian Robinson, and Saniyya Sidney as Sasha on 'The First Lady' | Credit: Jackson Lee Davis/ SHOWTIME