Shakespeare at Winedale Hires Katy Taylor as Outreach Assistant
Shakespeare at Winedale is pleased to announce its recent hire of Katy Taylor in her new role as Senior Outreach Assistant.
“We are delighted to have Katy Taylor joining our team,” says James Loehlin Ph.D., Shakespeare at Winedale Regents Professor and Director, “Her experience with performance and education will be invaluable to us, and she has all the resourcefulness, energy and multi-tasking ability that Shakespeare at Winedale requires. It will be great to have Katy working with Clayton as we continue to expand the number of elementary and middle school students we reach through our Outreach program.”
Taylor arrives with a combined eight years of experience in arts education and holds a B.A. in Theatre from Baldwin Wallace University. Her formative years in the arts education arena began in Cleveland, OH during her time with Playhouse Square’s Education and Engagement Department where she assisted with a panoply of outreach programming including the International Children’s Festival.
Taylor cut her teeth in the classroom when she served two years as an AmeriCorps volunteer artist in residency in Las Cruces, New Mexico where she taught theatre at Alma d’arte, an arts integration charter high school. For the last three years, she has worked as a teaching artist for Creative Action, a nonprofit organization that strives to spark and support the academic, social, and emotional development of young people through interactive classroom performances and after school arts residencies alongside ongoing professional development initiatives for educators.
In addition to her prior teaching and outreach experience, Taylor works as an actor, puppeteer, and stage manager with several ensemble-oriented Austin theatre companies such as Trouble Puppet, Physical Plant, and Glass Half Full Theatre. She recently accompanied The Hidden Room Theatre on their 2015 Der Bestrafte Brudermord national and UK tours, which included performances at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at Shakepeare’s Globe in London, Magdalen College at the University of Oxford, and the Shakespeare Institute in Stratford Upon Avon.
Taylor looks forward to contributing the knowledge she has attained from these diverse experiences to the enrichment of Shakespeare at Winedale Outreach programming and remains elated to continue her growth as an arts educator.