Drew Taylor is an award winning theatre director, playwright, facilitator and theatre artist development specialist, trained at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. "A glittering colossus" [Metro] Drew makes socio-political performance with participants at all levels of experience [or none]. His practice asks an audience to question their societal norms, engaging with low-brow glitz crafted with sophisticated dramaturgy. His work is blackly comedic, athletically delivered and beats with a poetic heart.
Drew is Artistic Director of Performance Collective Stranraer, one half of multi-art-form performance engine house COMPANY MANY, he runs Scottish Youth Theatre's artistic development programme MAKING SPACE and works freelance as a Director, often with spoken word artists.
Directing credits include: Avoidable Climbing [Citizens Theatre TAKE ME SOMEWHERE award winner], Hopeless [Leyla Josephine], HOWL(ing) [Arches/Glasgay/Mental Health Festival], 44 STORIES [Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 Cultural Festival Commission], JAMP [Scottish Tour/National Theatre/Theaterszene Festival Cologne]
Assistant director credits include: The Hour We Knew Nothing Of Each Other [Wils Wilson/Janice Parker – Royal Lyceum Edinburgh] Ragnarok [Hal Chambers – Eastern Angles], The Salon Project [Stewart Laing – Untitled Projects/Citizens Theatre/SPILL Festival and Barbican Theatre/Traverse Theatre], What We Know [Pamela Carter – Traverse Theatre] and Used To Be Slime [Hilary Westlake – Surge Scotland]
Drew has facilitated and/or directed productions for British Youth Music Theatre [formerly YMTUK], Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, New College Lanarkshire BA Programme, Royal Lyceum Edinburgh Education, Apples and Snakes, The Garage Norwich, Strangetown Edinburgh, Dance House Glasgow, Dundee Rep Engage, Aberdeen Performing Arts and San Francisco Repertory Theatre.