Natalie Taylor is a New York-based Scene Designer and recent graduate of Ohio
University’s MFA program.
In 2005, she designed a production of The Mineola Twins for the mainstage
season at OU. The previous year, she designed a Nigerian adaptation of Oedipus
Rex entitled The Gods Are Not to Blame under the direction of Esiaba Irobi. Both designs won Ezekiel awards from the Ohio
Valley chapter of USITT. She
assisted Ursula Belden on Drawer Boy, a co-production of the 2004 Tony award-winning
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park and The Actors’ Theatre of Louisville. Her
scenic designs at The Monomoy Theatre on Cape Cod include a production of OldFriends.com directed by Julie Harris and MichaelJohn McGann that featured Pat Carroll and Patricia Connolly. Her work in props has been seen at The Santa Fe Opera and the Adirondack Theatre Festival. She designed the lighting for Hair in the
Hahne Theatre at OU.
In 2005, Natalie helped to mount the World Stage Design exhibit in Toronto. Her work was featured in the Young
Designer’s Forum at the 2005 USITT conference and the Lincoln Center Portfolio Review (The Clambake). That summer, she served as an Assistant Scene Designer at the MUNY in Saint
Louis. Then she completed a position teaching graduate
and undergraduate Scene Design classes at Ohio University and working on several outside projects.
She also served as the Associate Scenic Designer to David Gallo on a production of The
Wiz in Holland.