Degrees and Certifications:
BA Theatre CofC
Mrs. Meredith T. Taylor
Meredith T. Taylor graduated from the College of Charleston in 1997 with a BA in theatre. While at the College, her concentrations were in Theatrical Performance and English. After graduation she pursued a career in video and television production through a position in the production department at WOLO television in Columbia, SC. This position taught her the basics of camera operation, editing, programming and control room operation.
Meredith and her family relocated to Charleston where she began theatrical directing for the Porter-Gaud School. (2001-2003) After the success of Les Miserable’ and My Fair Lady, she was asked to serve as the theatrical choreographer for Charleston Southern University. (2002-2004) Upon relocating to Florence, Mrs. Taylor began teaching as a private vocal coach specializing in musical theatre. Several of her former students are currently starring in leading roles on Broadway and have taken roles in major motion pictures.
In 2011, Meredith created a musical theatre group called the Palmetto Players. In the three years she trained these performers, over seventy students representing each of FSD1’s high schools passed through her vocal performance program. Her students went on to receive Broadway callbacks, X-Factor golden ticket recipients, and FSD1 Vocal Star winners. She prepared her performers for performance choir auditions, local and national theatrical auditions, and recitals.
In 2013, Meredith received a teaching position at Trinity Collegiate School. (formerly Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate) She served as their theatrical director and taught: High School Drama 1&2, Middle School Drama, Middle School Music, & High School Cinematography. During her time at Trinity she directed 10 musicals and 5 plays. In late 2017, Meredith briefly moved to Louisiana to relocate with her husband’s job. In her break from teaching, Meredith wrote two YA fantasy fiction novels that were accepted for publication through Barnes & Noble, Churning Waters & Clashing Waters. (currently available at all book retailers , ebook and ibook sites)
In 2019 she joined the South Florence Arts Magnet School faculty. She currently teaches Studio Production & Film Design, Musical Theatre, Theatre History & Theatre 1 at SFHS. She is currently working towards her MFA. In addition to her novels, she has written and performed 5 original theatrical productions. Mrs. Taylor has received funding and has purchased the performance rights to The Lion King Experience, scheduled for 2020, or whenever covid audience restrictions are lifted.
Meredith is married to her college sweetheart, and they have 4 magical daughters.
SFHS Teacher of the Month April 2020
Churning Waters, Clashing Waters Author, Published Grey Circle (2014, 2017)
SC Theatre Assoc. MS Judge, Comedic Monologue 2016
SC Theatre Assoc. HS Musical Theatre 2nd Place 2015
PAÍS Fine Arts Board 2014-2017 Planning Committee
PAIS Instructor 2014-2017 Musical Theatre, Stage Combat Rapier,
Stage Combat Broadsword, Stage Choreography
SCISA 2015, 2016 Choral Director
CRASH Live Drama 2011-2013 Youth Drama Director
EBC Children’s Drama 2005-2010 Children’s Musical Director
Carver Elementary Drama 2005-2010 Thanksgiving Drama Director
Kilbourne Park BC 1998-1999 Musical Director
South Carolina Theatre Conference First Place Ensemble Theatre (1993)
Second Place Ensemble Theatre (1994)
SC Speech Communications Assoc. First Place Ensemble Theatre (1994)
The Lion King Jr. Director/Choreographer FMU Amphitheatre/SFHS
Les Miserables Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Beauty and the Beast Jr. Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Footloose Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Robin Hood and His Merry Men Director Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Shrek Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Pride and Prejudice Director Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Alice in Wonderland Director Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
A Charlie Brown Christmas Director Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
The Musketeer Director/Playwright Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
The Lion King Jr. Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Hairspray Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Alice in Zombieland Director Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Fortress Director Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Grease Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Into the Woods Director/Choreographer Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate
Les’ Miserable Director/Choreographer Porter-Gaud School
My Fair Lady Director/Choreographer Porter- Gaud School
South Pacific Musical Choreographer Charleston Southern Univ.
Oklahoma! Musical Choreographer Charleston Southern Univ.
Dutchman Director College of Charleston
High School: It’s a Concept Director 3D Productions of Charleston
Four Musketeers Stage Production Emmett – Robinson Theatre
Betti the Yetti Stage Production Emmett – Robinson Theatre
Dancing at Lughnasa Costume Construction College of Charleston
Westside Story Stage Production College of Charleston
Our Town Stage Production University of SC Spartanburg
The Choice Director Kilbourne Park BC
We Like Sheep Director EBC Drama Dpt.
A Charlie Brown Christmas Director EBC Drama Dpt.
Go, Go Jonah! Director/Choreographer EBC Drama Dpt.
Life School Musical Director EBC Drama Dpt.
Angels Aware Director/Choreographer EBC Drama Dpt.
Shout Praises Director EBC Drama Dpt.
A Christmas for Misfit Toys Director/Playwright EBC Drama Dpt.
Romeo and Juliet: A Modern ParodyDirector/Playwright CRASH Live Youth Drama
The Perfect Woman Director/Playwright CRASH Live Youth Drama
Mamma Tia Director/Playwright CRASH Live Youth Drama
The Game Director/Playwright CRASH Live
A Walk Down Broadway Musical Director Palmetto Players
Bits of Broadway Musical Director Palmetto Players @FMU
Mary, Did You Know Director/Script Editor CRASH Live Youth Drama
Stage/ Professional Experience
Sylvia Sylvia Front and Center Players
Henry VI Part I Lady Percy Physicians Auditorium
Four Musketeers Madame de Bois Tracy Emmett-Robinson Theatre
Steel Magnolias Clairee Center Stage Production
Grease Sandy Spartanburg Little Theatre
You Can’t Take It with You Alice Universityof SC Spartanburg
Diviners Jeanie-Mae Universityof SC Spartanburg
Escape from Nemotex Squid Dorman Players Production
Inside Out Jackie Dorman Players Production
Who? Lisa Dorman Players Production
Fortress Kim 3-D Production
That Day Patricia 3-D Production
An Overpraised Season Ensemble 3-D Production
We Like Sheep Whitey FBC Spartanburg
Angels Aware Ensemble FBC Spartanburg
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