Taylor Dillon directs theatre performances and is stage manager for the Arts Center. She has a Bachelor of Arts from Georgetown College. Dillon studied many different aspects of theatre, both on the acting side of things as well as the technical side. Prior to attending Georgetown, she spent four years in his high school’s drama program.
Taylor has performed in several shows including Almost, Maine, The Importance of Being Ernest, The Birds, Everyman, Little Women, and Check, Please.
At Georgetown Taylor assistant directed three shows: The Complete History of Kentucky: The Interesting Parts, Check, Please, and Middletown.
At the Arts Center, Taylor has been stage managed shows including: 42nd Street, Les Mis, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Christmas Carol, Oliver, Singin’ In the Rain Jr., Music Man Jr., Beauty and the Beast and White Christmas. She has directed A Midsummer Night’s Dream, An Ideal Husband, Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, Our Town, and Nicholas Nickleby.
About her students, Taylor said, “As a director, I expect a lot from my students; they are expected to do a lot of research for their characters in order to be able to make choices for them. The students on my tech crews are expected to be able to run the show without me, in case I should be needed for something else. Parents know that I will respond to their questions and concerns with speed and efficiency, and that I will go out of my way to make sure that their students are cared for while they are in this building.”
While Taylor pays attention to hard work, she makes it fun. she said: “I spent a lot of time in high school working on my improve skills, so as a director I always make sure to make time during the rehearsal process to play improve games, which is a lot of fun for the students, but is also a great tool to have when performing because live theatre is unpredictable, and things will go wrong, but if they know how to adapt to changing situations then they have the ability to rescue the situation, and it never hurts that we get to laugh a lot while working on that skill.”
In her free time Taylor likes to spend time with family, attend sporting events and play cards. She also enjoys reading and photography.