Director's Bio

Meet the Director

Kimberly Taylor has been a Theater Director/Educator at Piedmont High School for the past 15 years, producing and directing more than 80 plays, musicals and devised work, and teaching drama classes to grades 6-12. Her productions of A Streetcar Named Desire and Hamlet were accepted by the American High School Theater Festival and produced to acclaim at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

 

In response to the need for consent education, Taylor created and produced The Consent Assembly at Piedmont High School in 2005. Ahead of its time, the assembly garnered both community praise and media attention and has since been a staple at Piedmont High School where Taylor has trained more than 100 student activists to perform the assembly for nearly 5000 students.

 

Prior to teaching, Taylor served as Company Manager for The Acting Company, touring the country with classic plays, and worked for more than ten years backstage at the Grammy, Tony, and SAG awards.

 

Taylor also currently works with the Shakespeare for Social Justice initiative of the Marin Shakespeare Company, teaching Shakespeare Study and Performance classes for people who are incarcerated at the Deuele Vocational Institution in Tracy. She has a Masters of Science in Teaching from the New School for Social Research in New York.

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