The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, an Arts and Education Council grantee, announced that Regina Taylor, an award-winning actor, playwright and director, will join The Rep for a three-year residency. Taylor is an award-winning actress, director and playwright. She has been seen in CBS’s “The Unit,” films including “Lean on Me,” “Clockers,” “Courage Under Fire” and “Strange Justice” and in many Broadway productions. Taylor was most recently featured in HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.”

The National Playwright Residency Program, established by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and HowlRound Theatre Commons, puts a diverse group of American playwrights into selected theatres around the country. Taylor's work at The Rep through the residency program will include writing, collaborating with the staff and connecting with the St. Louis community. 

Taylor will arrive in St. Louis in January, but she has already been working virtually with The Rep. Her writing has also been seen in St. Louis before. “Crowns,” which the Rep produced during its 2004-05 season, was presented by The Black Rep, another Arts and Education Council grantee, in 2018. Her play “Oo-Bla-Dee” was scheduled to be part of the 2020-21 Rep season prior to changes due to COVID-19. 

You can see Taylor’s work virtually this Thanksgiving in “Love and Kindness in the Time of Quarantine,” a dramatic piece addressing life during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for more updates from The Rep about this exciting partnership.

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