Step Taylor is a playwright and actor from Chapel Arm, NL by way of Fredericton, NB. His plays have been staged steadily by New Brunswick’s NotaBle Acts Theatre Festival, including site-specific titles The Station (2013) and Sorry, Melon (2012 & 2013), the ten-minute piece Sensitive People in Coffee Shops (2011), and mainstage shows Model Wanted (2014) and Chapel Arm (2008; published by Scirocco Drama in 2009). Other production credits include Chapel Arm in St. John’s (Mindless Theatrics 2014), companion pieces The Heel and Screwjob at Gladstone Hotel in Toronto (Code White 2014), V-Cards at Centaur Theatre’s Wildside Festival (Epic Tale Theatre 2014), Model Wanted (Friendly Haters Theatre at Vancouver Fringe Festival 2013; National Theatre School of Canada 2013), and The Marketeer (Theatre New Brunswick 2010). His latest play, The False Neighbour, received the Gladys Cameron Watt Award in the 2015 Ottawa Little Theatre’s National One-Act Playwriting Competition, and Model Wanted won the 2013-2014 RBC Tarragon Emerging Playwrights’ Competition. Taylor is a graduate of the NTS Playwriting program (2013), and received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia (2010) and his BA with a Concentration in Drama from St. Thomas University (2007).
Step will be working on The False Neighbour in Tarragon’s Playwrights Unit.