Jean E. Taylor
B.A. in Theatre, The University of Denver; M.F.A. in Directing, Brooklyn College
Jean E. Taylor is a teaching artist for Lincoln Center Institute, working extensively in their local programs and in their international consultancies. She recently facilitated teaching artist workshops in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, and Mexico. Jean also teaches theatrical clown for The New School for Drama, The Barrow Group Theatre and has been a guest instructor at Fordham University, and Marymount College among others.
Wild Hair, Jean’s solo show was awarded a grant from The Maxine Greene Foundation to support The Wild Hair Living Room Tour and Wild Hairs, a documentary of the project. The tour visited living rooms, lofts, and a hair salon in New York City. Wild Hair had previously been performed at Dixon Place, The Barrow Group Theatre, Mount Tremper Arts, and The Flynn Center in Vermont.
Jean’s current project, Pants & Skirts is in development with director, Eric Nightengale with workshop performances scheduled for spring 2011.
Additional performing work includes The Reclamation with Hilary Easton + Company and Snatches, a play begun at the 78th Street Theatre Lab, performed at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival and London’s New End Theatre, and presented on BBC Radio 4. Also for the 78th Street Theatre Lab: Beckett’s Rockaby, Naomi Wallace’s One Flea Spare, and Arlene Hutton’s See Rock City.
Jean studied clown/movement with Philippe Gaulier, David Shiner, Ronlin Foreman, and Merry Conway. She also participated in master classes with Jacques LeCoq and Bill Irwin. Her approach to theatrical clown, as it relates to actor training, has been published in Movement for Actors, Allworth Press. Jean has a B.A. in Theatre from the University of Denver, studied Dance and Choreography at California Institute of the Arts, and earned an M.F.A. in Directing from Brooklyn College. She is a member of The Teaching Artist Journal’s editorial board.