Mrs. Ann Matthers Taylor

Faculty Information

Department(s)
Performing Arts
Title(s)
Arts Department Co-Chair, Director of Theatre Program, Drama, Public Speaking

Contact Information

Email
(Primary)
Home Phone
302-285-4284

Education

Degree(s)
BA, Bard College
MA, Roosevelt Unversity 1990

Other Information

Class Of
1986
Biography

A 1986 graduate of St. Andrew’s, Ann was a three-time recipient of the School’s Drama Prize, and she received the Carter-Towbin Award for versatility and achievement in theater at Bard College.

Ann began performing at the age of eight with the Glimmerglass Opera Theatre in Cooperstown, N.Y., and worked with them for about 15 years as a performer and as a member of their technical staff. While Ann holds a bachelor’s degree in drama and a master’s in directing, she credits her many years of hands-on work at the Opera, which included exposure to many fine stage directors, for much of her directorial and theatrical knowledge.

Initially a performer, some of her favorite professional roles include Grace Farrell in Annie, Maia in a short film called The Farmer’s Wife, and Betty in Sure Thing by David Ives.

Recent professional directing credits include Sure Thing and The Philadelphia by David Ives, Amahl and the Night Visitors and most recently, The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney.

In the spring of 2017 Ann enjoyed a three-month leave of absence in which she immersed herself in workshops and performance at Shakespeare’s Globe in London and at various theatres in Oxford, England.

Ann lives with her husband, Tolly, and their daughters, Cara ’18 (now a freshman at George Mason University) and Margaret, in a house by Mein Hall.